Copenhagenizing Christchurch

bikeAn excellent post on Public Address explaining why it’s a no-brainer to give the bike a fair go when the rebuild finally gets going.

$130 million dollars of cost savings, better health, better air, less congestion. It’s a no-brainer.

The Copehagenization of Christchurch would bring very significant economic savings to the economy (in the ballpark of $131,000,000 per year, according to my calculations). But, as Copenhagen has proven, we will need to build the cycle infrastructure first, and use this as the ‘bait’ to encourage commuting by bicycle so that we can reap the economic benefits. One thing that we have already conclusively proven in Christchurch is that poor cycling infrastructure will never persuade our citizens to get on their bikes.

Read the full story right here.

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