Cities need to do more to make cycling a viable transportation option for Canadians, a new study suggests.
The report, Increasing Cycling in Canada: A Guide to What Works, provides municipalities with 10 courses of action to get people on bikes.
Over a span of 10 years, the Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) monitored biking across the country.
Principal investigator Beth Savan from the University of Toronto says more people started opting for bikes over that time and it’s not just in larger cities, but in smaller communities like Niagara Falls, Ont., Saskatoon and Kelowna, B. C. as well.
“I think what that means is that with a very determined municipal council, plan and policy on encouraging cycling, it can be made very attractive for many people in the population,” said Savan.
She says the full report will be given to city councils across the country.
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