Cities on pedals: the habit of urban cycling may have come to stay

Daniel Peciña-López

Daniel Peciña-López

Using the bicycle, instead of motorized vehicles, to move around our cities is becoming more and more popular around the world. The health restrictions of the pandemic were, in many cases, the main incentive for some us to discover the benefits of this vehicle. Nevertheless, at the moment, the increase in fuel prices, as a result of the war in Ukraine, is making of cycling transport to become the best alternative to get around the city in an economical and healthy way. Although it is not a valid option for everyone, either due to physical limitations, health, age, or other factors, the habit of urban cycling may have come to stay.

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) decreed June 3 as World Bicycle Day to promote its use as a sustainable means of transport. On this anniversary, in this blog we address the importance of having adequate infrastructure that facilitates cycling in cities. In addition, we also address the way in which the IDB Group supports the development of cyclist-friendly urban planning in cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Read more. 

 


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Daniel Peciña-López

Daniel Peciña-López