Bicycle transport: Towards urban mobility or new culture symbol for heathy society

  • Riste Temjanovski
  • Monika Arsova
  • Ivan Ignjatov

Abstract

In recent decades, ones of the significant problem which cope each contemporizing society concern about environment. Emissions of air pollutants from transport have generally declined over the past two decades, but not sufficient to accomplish strength healthy standards. Transport is still responsible for 25% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, and contributes significantly to air pollution, noise and habitat fragmentation. The transport sector (including bunker fuels) accounted for 24.3% of total EU GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions. The European Commission's target of a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will require significant additional measures. Ones of these measures are built and expand bicycles infrastructure, pedestrian zones, sport and park areas which stimulates healthy and recreative customs. From a spatial planning aspect, regions that have invested in bicycling have seen tangible economic impacts. Studies show that the bicycle industry, bicycle tourism, and the health benefits from bicycling create a healthy population, new job positions, alternative forms of economic activity, and cost savings. Cities with an efficient transport network and high level of convenience for cyclists have significant benefits for each community. Usually it is considered that cycling is considered something that the administrative authorities could do, easily and quickly. This common mode of transport is used for every type of trip: work, shopping, schools, recreational or health reasons. Cyclists can more accurately predict travel time to desired destinations, while ensuring healthy habits in daily routines. Only by providing the appropriate bicycle infrastructure can these benefits be achieved.

Published
Sep 20, 2019
How to Cite
TEMJANOVSKI, Riste; ARSOVA, Monika; IGNJATOV, Ivan. Bicycle transport: Towards urban mobility or new culture symbol for heathy society. Journal of Economics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 18-27, sep. 2019. ISSN 1857-9973. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/JE/article/view/3117>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019.
Section
Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics)