Benefits of Bicycling
Bicycling is an enjoyable physical activity that is appropriate for the entire family. Regular physical activity that is integrated into day-to-day life, such as bicycle riding, is one of the best strategies for reducing obesity.
Bicycle friendly communities are healthy, pleasant places to live and work.
Communities that possess safe, convenient, connected bicycle facilities attract businesses, retain property values, and have an overall higher quality of life.
Encouraging bicycling for transportation will decrease traffic congestion, reduce demand for parking and improve air quality.
Encouraging bicycle use is a long team strategy for reducing our communities’ health care costs by creating a healthier populace that suffers from fewer chronic diseases.
Getting more school-age children to bike to school leads to healthier children who perform better in school.
Bicycle lanes create safer streets for everyone, not just people on bikes.
Bicycle commuting leads to big savings that tend to be spent locally, sustaining strong local business districts.