Green transport infrastructure: from motorways to bikeways

  title={Green transport infrastructure: from motorways to bikeways},
  author={Kristiane Davidson and Ned Lukies and Debbie Lehtonen},
In an age when escalating fuel prices, global warming and world resource depletion are of great concern, sustainable transport practices promise to define a new way of mobility into the future. With its comparatively minimal negative environmental impacts, non reliance on fuels and positive health effects, the simple bicycle ofers significant benefits to humankind. These benefits are evident worldwide where bicycles are successfully endorsed through improved infrastructure, supporting policies… Expand
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