Bicycle-friendly city infrastructure in U.S. significantly increases cycling to work by residents, which can improve health of locals

4 noviembre 2014

The number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade, but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how the development of the Minneapolis Greenway affected the commute of residents over a ten-year period. The research found that bike-friendly infrastructure changes were tied to increases in “active commuting” by bike-riding residents, which can promote healthy weight and reduce cardiac risk.