What do we know about Bikelash and how can councils and advocates use that that knowledge to be more successful at getting better biking infrastructure and more people on bikes?
Change is hard. Cycling infrastructure creates changes which impact people. Sometimes they worry it will be a bad impact and sometimes we see Bikelash. Speakers at the 2017 Asia Pacific Cycle Congress had some advice on managing change, people and relationships.
City planners may focus on biking as a way to reduce traffic but the whole range of benefits include significant opportunities for health, communities and the environment. The benefits of investing in cycling add up to a compelling economic case for biking infrastructure and investment.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know your sharrow from your sparrow. You can make a difference to the future of biking in your town. It doesn’t need to be hard. In fact it can be as easy as drinking coffee. Find out how you can make a difference as a customer and a person who bikes.
To help make biking the new norm, we also want more businesses to chose to be bike friendly. To get there we need to create momentum, a critical mass of businesses that influence and assure other businesses that this is a good choice to make. Find out how easy it is for you to help make it happen.
Our new website has finally here, and with it is the ability to invite your favourite business to list themselves in our online directory of Bikes Welcome Businesses. Find out how you can invite them, what you can say and how to get hold of our invitation postcards.
Identify yourself! Visibility is about so much more than hi-vis vests and lights….
Bike Parking is more than just a logistical convenience. Hearts and minds are at play too. Great bike parking can help grown the culture of bike use!
What is so great about biking? What are the benefits of biking and of BikesWelcome to health, environment, community, recreation, economy, and councils?