2. Liveable and Bikeable Cities

2. Liveable and Bikeable Cities


This chapter deals with the local and global environmental problems confronting our

world today as well as the challenges we are facing to develop our cities into places fit for the citizens to live in. The five articles illustrate a broad range of initiatives being taken to create liveable cities as well as describing the variety of benefits cycling offers in terms of city life, the environment and health.


The Benefits of Cycling – Global and individual well being

Gil (Guillermo) Peñalosa, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities, NGO based in Toronto, Canada


Sustainable Mobility – Commuter cycling and city logistics in Copenhagen

Tanja Ballhorn Provstgaard, Traffic Department, City of Copenhagen, Denmark


Quality of Life and Bicycles – How Curitiba has become one of the world’s most liveable cities

Fábio Duarte, professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, in Curitiba, Brazil


Cities for People – Copenhagen studies in urban life

Architect M.A.A. Lars Gemzøe, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark


Cycling and Health - Public health experts recommend more cycling

Philip Insall, Director, Health Sustrans, England



Photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen