30 Reasons to Bike

To help you keep your biking mojo flowing all month, check out these very persuasive reasons to get pedalling.

Evidence suggests that increased numbers of walkers and cyclists can stimulate economic activity, promote accessibility and community cohesion, reduce congestion, improve safety, reduce transport emissions and improve public health.

The New Zealand Transport Strategy 2008 (NZTS) key target is to see an increase in walking, cycling and other active modes to 30 percent of total trips in urban areas by 2040. Achieving this target will also contribute to other key NZTS targets, in particular to halve per capita greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 2040.

You can help New Zealand achieve these goals by cycling for 30 days – here’s 30 Reasons to Bike (or walk!) for Bike’vember.