• People and governments are increasingly looking to bicycling to address multiple problems with congestion, pollution, and quality of life.
  • Knowledgeable and committed advocates are needed now more than ever. 

Here’s another interesting article on how the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing people’s willingness and desire to rely more on bicycling and walking for transportation. Just like the authors, FABB is greatly encouraged by the trend in people and governments around the world are advocating for improved cycling infrastructure and expanding spaces for safe biking and walking to encourage more people to get out of their cars for short trips. These places are already being reward with fewer road fatalities, less pollution, and a better urban environment.

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Admittedly, many of these changes are taking place in urban areas, but the benefits also can apply to suburban and even rural areas. Reductions in congestion and air pollution, for example, can occur in any area where people substitute biking and walking for cars.

With more people getting out on bikes, now is the time to redouble advocacy efforts to maintain the momentum of recent advances in Fairfax County’s bicycling infrastructure. Won’t you join us? Learn more about opportunities to help make bicycling better in Fairfax County by contacting us at [email protected].

 

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