TITLE

Promoting The National Cycling Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Marcus
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Mar2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on how the central target of the National Cycling Strategy of the government of Great Britain to quadruple bicycle use by 2012 from 1996 levels can be achieved. An increase in the amount of cycling in the country will bring considerable benefits to the its society. Cycling is advantageous in three key areas. These are as part of sustainable alternatives to the car, as low-cost transportation, and as a means of encouraging physical activity in an increasingly sedentary society. An increase in cycling to school and work could take a lot of cars off the road at peak congestion times. Local authorities are required by the government to establish a local strategy of cycling as part of their local transport plans and to take account of cycling in planning decisions. Bicycles are a cheap form of personal mobility, providing improved access to employment, education and services. Cycling, especially to work, is a good way for people to fit regular exercise into their daily routine.
ACCESSION #
11577175

 

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