Urban vitality

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.

For more information:

http://cyclingincities-spph.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/09/Teschke2012-Bicycling_HealthRiskorBenefit.pdf

https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/cycling/cycling-planning

https://www.wired.com/2015/06/copenhagenize-worlds-most-bike-friendly-cities/

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/oc-transpo-users-forming-one-voice-alliance