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Everyone benefits from increased cycling!!

Health - cycling can improve health by lowering the risk of heart disease, shedding excess weight, and increasing fitness. Tests have shown that after 4 to 5 months of regular cycling, aerobic fitness improves by an average of 40 % and body fat falls by an average of 27%. Regular exercise reduces stress and contributes to mental well being

Environment – increasing cycling benefits the environment by cutting NO2 emissions and reducing noise

Congestion – promoting cycling can have benefits in reducing traffic congestion

Education – the establishment of safer routes to schools and cycle training should increase awareness of road safety issues and improve road safety. Up to date knowledge of what schools, colleges and universities are doing to provide facilities for cyclists forms a valuable part of the overall picture

Social Inclusion – safer cycle routes and more people using them can help build stronger communities

Access to Employment - by making it easier for people to get to work by bicycle employers increase the potential labour force available to them

Sustainable Tourism – The development of more widespread cycle routes will enhance access to the countryside and open up new opportunities for tourism. Rural economies will benefit from the increase in passing trade

Cycling - good for you, good for Croydon