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Maya Fact Sheet # 3 Cycling in Kathmandu Valley - Pedal Power for Equity and Sustainability
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Rapid increase in motorization, particularly in developing countries, has huge economic, environmental, social and health cost from increasing traffic Congestion, road fatalities, air pollution and carbon emissions. In this Context, cycling offers an efficient, eco-friendly and inexpensive mobility option for cities. Providing proper infrastructures and services for cycling will encourage more people to cycle. It can also play a vital role in ncreasing public transit ridership by providing efficient first and last mile connectivity. Its wider benefits have led to a renewed interest in cycling in cities all over the world. Moreover, city governments are investing resources in bicycle sharing projects, and developing policies and infrastructures to improve cycling safety and convenience.
Publisher:
CANN, UN HABITAT ,   (2013 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
CYCLING, POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES, POLLUTION CONTROL, OZONE DEPLETER, POLLUTANTS, NOISE POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, TRANSBOUNDARY AIR POLLUTION, ROAD SAFETY
Thematic Group:
 UNHABITAT : Human Settlements
Thesaurus:
03.04.00  -  Pollution
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