We are currently experiencing an overflow of motor vehicles in our cities, which entails high economic, health and social costs. All this is collected by the General Budget,without this information reaching the citizens.

The challenge in the 21st century is the fight against climate change, the leading cause of most diseases in today’s population. Administrations must make profitable investments in a medium-long term Sustainable Urban Mobility plan.

The transport sector is a major contributor to the economy, and plays a vital role in development and growth.

Negativeforce, the main problems are pollution, congestion, accident rate, energy dependence, etc …).

The covering part of the economic costs of these activities is borne directly by society and not by those with responsibility in this sector.

Reason why the European Union proposes the sector to bear the external costs.

The Association of European Cyclists (ECF) proposes that the EU devotes more adequate fonds to the bicycle sector, the construction of major infrastructures, requesting a 10% of the transport funds.

Source: https://conbici.org/noticias/sanidad-y-seguridad/bicicleta-inversion-economica-rentable

Just a few examples of major cycling-friendly cities and a good explanation why authorities should invest in the bicycle sector, two clear examples are given below:
  1. Copenhague: Leading Pro Bike City says urban mobility cost is $ 2 million per kilometer. Return within 5 years thanks to health savings, the increase of companies engaged to the bicycle sector and the decrease in lost working time due to traffic jams and illnesses of employees.
  2. Vancouver:city with the lowest carbon footprint in North America and on track to become the “greenest city in the world” by 2020.

Cycling is saving in public investments! Ready to fight against climate change? #WeRideAgainstClimateChange

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