Benefits of Bicycling

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  • 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.