‘Billions needed for infrastructure to improve’
Owners of an electric bicycle, leave the car more often. A consequence would be that families with young children less often need a car to have and more often live in the city.
Recent gures show that the electric bike is gaining popularity. Where the means of transportation earlier, especially by seniors was used, there is now a fast-growing group to fifty years that the electric bike is also used, especially for commuting and schoolritjes.
According to Lucas Harms of the knowledge Institute for Mobility policy (KiM) will the electric bikes in the Netherlands continue to grow. “Families with young children have no car necessary, and continue to more often live in the city. The number of older people longer mobile continues to grow.”
However, it has not only advantages. “Fietsfiles, bottlenecks, and a shortage of shelters, particularly at train stations, are the result.”
For that reason, there would be “billions are needed to the cycling infrastructure in the next ten years in order to get,” says Tour de Force, a partnership of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities, the Inter Provincial Consultation, the cities and the Empire.
According to Tour de Force cycling mainly positive effects, particularly on travel time, travel costs, traffic congestion, air quality and human health, and therefore calls for more tax breaks for cyclists.
Tuesday begins in Arnhem and Nijmegen Velo-City is the largest fietscongres in the world. There expose hundreds of scientists from around the world the future of cycling. King Willem-Alexander after the congresopening a fietsritje about the new bicycle autobahn between Arnhem and Nijmegen.