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  • Cities with bike lanes lower healthcare costs
  • Cities with bike lanes lower healthcare costs
    Paul Krueger (2010) ©

Cities with bike lanes lower healthcare costs

Many claim that cycling makes people happier and healthier and cities greener, and a study in New Zealand shows that for every dollar spent on building separated bike lanes, cities could save as much as $24 thanks to lower healthcare costs, less pollution and traffic.



  • Streamlining cycling in Copenhagen Streamlining cycling in Copenhagen

    It was the early '80s when Copenhagen first set out to become a haven for cyclists, and in the decades since more than 200 miles of cycle lane have been built in the city. The latest addition – named the Cykelslangen – adds just 721 feet, but it's one of the most exciting.

  • Bike sharing scheme for kids Bike sharing scheme for kids

    Want to borrow a bicycle, but they don't have one for your kids? Enter P'tit Vélib, a new bicycle sharing scheme launched in Paris aimed at children as young as two. By encouraging children to take up cycling early, the scheme hopes to create a greener future for the city. 

  • Get paid to cycle to work Get paid to cycle to work

    France’s transport ministry has announced a new initiative to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes. Employers have pledged to pay their staff 25 cents for every kilometre spent commuting on two wheels. But do financial incentives actually change behaviour?

  • Article image Why Generation Y won’t take the wheel

    The desire to own and drive your own car used to be a life-defining characteristic for young Brits – but its importance is fading. And it’s the same case in other countries too, from the US and Germany to Japan and Australia. But why? And how is the car industry responding?