Recently, concepts such as sustainability, green economy and environmental responsibility, has caused a behavior change around the world.
A big change that helps to preserve the environment is choosing bikes instead of cars. Besides being a healthier option, it’s also more economical.
Earlier this century, they were use for transportation, being part of the large cities. In the 50’s, with the increase number of cars, they were relegated for children and low-income people. Riding in the streets started to be dangerous and unfashionable.
Years later, the number of cars on the streets rose and traffic congestion has become a routine in big cities. It’s time to change!
Many governments have invested in strong campaigns to promote a behavior change in society. But, in addition to overthrow the prejudice, it’s necessary to provide conditions for this change. Berlin is an inspiring example for cities seeking this new way of transport.
There are 720 bicycles and only 320 cars for every thousand inhabitants. Berlin spends more than five million in maintenance and safety in more than a thousand kilometers of bicycle paths that cross the city. The bicycle became a trend. An example to big centers which are suffering with the increase in the number of vehicles on the streets.
The bike is certainly a healthier transportation, environmentally friendly, and, why not, charming, which helps the city to be cleaner, less noisy and with less traffic jams.
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