Want to Reduce Traffic Congestion, Pollution, and Obesity?
John Breeze knows bicycles - he invented the mountain bike. On his Healthy Transportation Choices Now tour, he explained the many benefits of bicycles and how to achieve those benefits. Cycling takes cars off the road, reduces pollution, provides a convenient way to get regular exercise, costs less than cars, and requires less expensive infrastructure. However, in order for it to work, cyclists must have an integrated system. Bike lanes and paths must connect to jobs, schools, parks, and public transportation, bikes should be allowed on buses and trains, racks and parking should be as convenient as parking spaces for cars. Chicago and Naperville, one of its suburbs, are making steps toward this integrated vision.
Thanks to Peter Christensen