Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Brief: Cycling is the 'Cinderella' form of transport for the EU money men

Brief: "Cycling is the 'Cinderella' form of transport - ignored, mistreated, and yet to have its day. For the cost of one kilometre of urban freeway you could build 150km of bicycle paths, 10,000km of bicycle lanes or 100 well designed 30 km/h zones. Some 80 per cent young German adults think people don't need a private car anymore." All these factors, says the European Cyclists' Federation, make it extraordinary that only 0.7 per cent of EU funding for transport goes towards cycling provision, when 7 per cent of European citizens use bikes as their main mode of transport.                                         –>Click here for full article text


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