Commuting in Toronto includes TTC, cars and bicycles; however, in recent years a new alternative for transportation known as the Kick Scooter has become a very favorable choice when people think of an efficient way to move around the city. Currently, for most Torontians, the TTC and bikes are the fastest and most efficient ways to commute in Toronto and according to a 2014 ranking, the TTC was considered one the most successful systems of transportation compared with other cities (Flack, 2014). In addition, bikes are mostly considered “healthy, convenient, cost-effective, and fun” (Start Cycling) but although the TTC and bicycles provide a good service, many people over time have obtained better results from alternative transportation, especially
The bike paths will attract more people to cycling which has many health benefits, aside from being a sport such as aerobic fitness, heart, circulatory, joints, and weight control, it results in a lower number of cars driving on the street lowering the amount of noise and air pollution. Cycling will result in areas where people will gather such as shops or resting areas which benefit the social aspect of the city leading
It is never easy to do good for the society. It comes with many complications. Money, effort, oppositions. It is never easy and especially to do it in New york city, the centre of all economic opportunities, just makes it even more difficult. It all started in 2006, under the leadership of former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, when “the city planning department conducted a survey of city bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists in 2006”( Lyon 4) to see the feasibility of NYC city bike share program. The main intention or rather the main motive for introducing a bike share program was to “maximise efficiency of existing mass
Every single day I have to ride my bicycle throughout the city of Miami. The perks I would say is that it is safer for the environment by causing less pollution in the air and I get a good cardio workout every day. The negative outcome of not having a car however is that I almost get hit or what feels like killed every other hour on the street. But how the person perceives this situation is really what is at hand. I take the time every once in a while and stop near a park or by a lake and just admire nature in its vast beauty and how truly wonderful it is to be alive, most people do not see how much of a blessing it is to just wake up every single day and being healthy. Having to worry about the weather is another issue that I have to be constantly worrying about, but thankfully at the end of the day it is just a little rain, unless it is a tremendous storm which dramatically increases my chance of being killed while riding my bike.
The great changes in American society that came with the introduction bicycle in the late 19th century are often overshadowed by the influence of the automobile in the following decades. Today, bicycles are often seen as an alternative mode of transportation - a cleaner and more environmentally conscious form of travel. Because of this, it may be difficult to realize the incredible modernizing effects that bicycles had on American society when they were first introduced. Manufacturing and marketing techniques introduced by the bicycle industry were massive steps towards modern industrial practices. In addition, by making individual travel available to many people for the first time, bicycles changed the
Owning a car can be a burden on an owner; they are very expensive to purchase, and require additional money for insurance, gas, and maintenance for the vehicle. Furthermore, encouraging people to bike and walk to nearby destinations rather than drive there could help resolve America’s obesity epidemic. In What Is the Total Cost of Owning a Car, the author provides information relating to various, auxiliary car expenses that can add up to appalling amounts. She says, “For an average vehicle that’s driven 15,000 miles a year, all costs of ownership added up to $8,698 a year, according to AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study. That’s about $725 a month” (Lee). This means that it costs drivers a yearly average of nearly $9,000 to own and operate a car, let alone purchase one. By restricting the use of cars, people could save these expenses and put that money towards travelling, a new home, or other luxuries. On top of expenses, driving cars promotes unhealthy habits and contributes to problems for overweight Americans. In Mapping the Link Between Obesity and Car Driving, the author describes the correlation between cars and obesity, and how bikes can help resolve the crisis. She writes, “It stands to reason that the less you bike or walk, the more you drive. And the more you drive, the less exercise you get from the aforementioned activities” (Schwartz). The author also provides maps that illustrate links between areas with high percentages of obese adults and high percentages of people who drive to work. These two pieces of evidence demonstrate how slowly incorporating bikes instead of cars (for short trips) into a person’s life can have incredible health benefits. By restricting cars, people would be encouraged to utilize these alternate, healthy forms of transportation and ultimately enhance their lives. Notwithstanding, some people feel banning cars would make long distance
Having a bicycle-friendly system can also benefit the city by bringing in more taxpayer money from annual fees to use the trail. The city would have the option to charge for the use of the trail which can lead in covering the cost of paying, maintaining, and improving the trail. It could also bring a source of extra income for the city to be able to use for other needs within the city. To be able to gain these benefits there is one solution I can think of that the city can do.
Re-reading the post that I shared, the one that came in from Detroit via The Guardian,” Pimp My Bike,” I thought about the city of Baton Rouge. In the article from Detroit the author pointed out the diversified group of participants at the rides that they put on, and how much fun was had by all. In my travels around Baton Rouge I, have noted the diversity of the cycling community in our fair city. Of those who use a bike daily, I have noted that there are those who obviously have little choice but to use a bike or walk for transportation. There are those who use a bike in conjunction with public transit to get around. There are also those who choose to ride a bike for transportation because it is
RIDE LIKE KING DAY event began in 2009, to celebrate the Chairman King Liu, held at the rekindled enthusiasm for bicycles. now you know why the activity called this name.
Denmark and the Netherlands are two of the leading countries in the world today with bicycle transportation rates and infrastructure in place. Denmark wants to be the world’s best country for bicycle transportation, they are trying to do this by setting three goals to achieve in order to become closer to this goal, have 50% of its population ride their bikes to work or school, to improve the cyclists perception of safety in traffic, and to decrease the number of
Secondly, cycling in New York City is increasing sharply as a transportation. However, “Regulating Rickshws says more than 500 people annually work as bicycle rickshaw, or pedicab, drivers, who in 2005 handled one million passengers” (Zukowski, Gregg March 6, 2006). Cycling could be more interesting than any other transportations. However, cycling now a days may help people explore the city by the view, weather, and meet new people. However, don’t forget cycling is one kind of exercise. On the other hand, “Cycling in Amsterdam is one of the best ways to get around Amsterdam, and no visitor should leave without experiencing the city's world famous bike culture.” (“Cycling in Amsterdam,” N.D., para. 1). In Amsterdam its more common to get around
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Yeah, riding my bike imitating simba being held up. I wasn't the brightest kid back then. It was the summer of 2013 and me and my friend were riding back from someone's house. We were going relatively fast because we wanted to get back before the Michigan game was over.
As time passes, our youthful explorations become more and more sophisticated. Bicycles will take us many miles farther from home than any of our parents, busy with houses full of babies, ever realize.
NJ Pedals plans to incorporate three interventions to promote an increase in commute by bicycling in the Newark, NJ downtown area. The target population is young adult who either work or live in the city of Newark. Notably, Newark is one of the most populated cities in the state of New Jersey. Thousands of people commute to and from the tri-state area through the city of Newark. The initial intervention that NJ Pedals be implement will be an informational seminar for the working and living community of the city. The urban city is on the constant move and traffic is constantly flowing through. A great way to get people to take part in this behavior change will be to host a Cycle Challenge activity. This will be our second approach to health
3. According to the Grist, an article titled “how bicycling will save the economy (if we let it). Elly Blue says that ditching your car for a bike not only saves you thousands of dollars every year, it boosts local businesses. She says, "It's amazing how much money can stay in your community when it isn't being pumped into the gas tank, big insurance, and the auto market," So basically the less money you spend on your car contributes to the small businesses and restaurants that are thriving in your community that boost the economy.