5 Essential Elements of a Bicycle-Friendly Community

Wyrrarrds, Nicole
May 2012
Planning;May/Jun2012, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p15
Trade Publication
The article discusses five essential elements in creating a bicycle-friendly community. It includes engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation and planning. It notes that bicycle friendly communities has its own benefits and challenges. Benefits include improved air quality, reduction of traffic congestion, and improved employee productivity. It is also stated that bicycling promotes active lifestyles.


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