Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Plenty of research shows the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of urban cycling. Studies from Denmark tell us that for every kilometer cycled, society enjoys a net profit of 23 cents, whereas for every kilometer driven by car we suffer a net loss of 16 cents. Increasing utilitarian bicycling opportunities alongside with the offer of a reliable public transit is a sustainable transportation option with great potential for growth in Ottawa.
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