20 Jan '12, 11am

Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

With all the handwringing over aging infrastructure, rising energy costs, high speed rail and other public transportation projects that are spiraling in costs, cities and towns could look at solutions that can improve mobility and do not the bust the budget: bicycles and bicycle paths. Studies have suggested that building bicycle paths can have a sizable economic impact especially when you look at the job-per-dollar ratio . To that end, towns and cities preoccupied with trying to improve their citizens’ quality of life and address metrics like their carbon footprint should take a look at what cities in southern Sweden are planning to improve their local transportation systems. Malmö is a city of 300,000 just a short hop from Copenhagen but a city well worth visiting in its own right. Full of history, sports, museums, architecture and boasting its own token castle as well a...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/swedish-cities-close-...

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