More bikes, more jobs
Cycling can create at least 76,600 jobs and save 10,000 lives every year in major European cities, according to a new report ”Unlocking new opportunities” by UNECE and the WHO regional office in Europe. These numbers indicate what could be achieved if all cities encouraged the same level of cycling as Copenhagen, which has a modal share of 26 per cent.
The new jobs would be found in bicycle retail and maintenance, provision of clothing and accessories for cyclists, urban development and new mobility schemes. Lives would be saved be due to improved air quality, fewer road accidents and more physical activity.