Investing in urban cycling is highly efficient!

Increasing the number of kilometers cycled by 20%: the social benefits

Tour de Force (a partnership between governments, companies, civil society organisations and research institutes) wants to increase the number of kilometres cycled by 20% over the next decade. To reach this objective, the Joint Bicycle Agenda 2017-2027 has been released.

We owe much of our livelihood to the bicycle. For example, the bicycle keeps our inner cities accessible and liveable, brings many people to work, provides fun and relaxation, and is important in the countryside, and to commute to school, work, the grocery store, or the bus stop. The bike delivers more than we often realise. It is an important contribution to our health because cycling keeps us moving, in a highly effective and environmentally friendly way. The effects of the bicycle also contribute to many social benefits as well.

The consultants of Decisio have contribute to the Agenda by providing an infographic about the social benefits of cycling.

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If we continue to achieve the growth of cycling in the Netherlands, we can be an international role mode for resolving global challenges such as a climate-neutral economy, liveable cities, and a healthy lifestyle.

More information?

For more information on Tour de Force or what Decisio can do for you interms of research into the social costs and benefits of cycling, bicycle parking and cycling infrastructure, get in touch with Kees van Ommeren, partner of Decisio (c.vanommeren [at] decisio. nl). Telephone: 020-6700562.

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