According to Study led by the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit and researchers from Imperial’s Centre for Environmental policy, cycling, e-biking or walking can help challenge the issues of climate change. It was a part of EU-funded project PASTA: Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches. It is necessary to move from motorized transportation to active mode of transportation, which will help in reduction of greenhouse gas emission.
According to the research there is huge potential to reduce the emission if car trips are replaced by cycle trips. Another benefits of cycling can be seen in both physical and mental health. It should be encouraged from different sectors, who can work together to create desirable futures from multiple health, environmental and social perspectives.
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