Benefits Of Bicycling

Asbury Park is in good company with many European Cities including Barcelona-” the percentage of people who cycle “remains low in all European cities, except in countries like the Netherlands and Denmark, which means that there is plenty of room to increase bicycle use.”

Cycling Is the Urban Transport Mode Associated With the Greatest Health Benefits

13 August 2018

A study carried out in seven European cities highlights the role of active transport in good mental health and self-perceived health

“Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, coordinator of the study and director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative at ISGlobal, commented: “Transport is not just a matter of mobility; it also has to do with public health and the well-being of the population.” The study’s findings, he noted, show yet again that “an integrated approach to urban planning, transport planning and public health is needed in order to develop policies that promote active transport, such as adding more segregated cycle lanes in Barcelona, which are transforming the city into a better environment for cyclists.” Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches

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https://www.isglobal.org/en/new/-/asset_publisher/JZ9fGljXnWpI/content/la-bicicleta-es-el-medio-de-transporte-urbano-que-se-asocia-con-mas-beneficios-para-la-salud

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