Cycling is an active form of passenger transport that plays an unique role in our transport system. Riding a bicycle provides affordable transport, improved health and enjoyment. Regular cycling benefits users directly, but there are also significant gains for society as a whole. This means that even people who do not use a bike, benefit from others who do. In this project, we investigate the social costs and benefits of cycling in the Benelux and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). We investigate the potential for cycling in this region and analyse the benefits than can be achieved by a modal shift from passenger cars or public transportation to bicycles. Next, we develop a case study on a potential cross-border cycling highway between Arlon and Luxembourg. Finally, our study leads to specific policy recommendations to further stimulate cycling in the region.
Transport & Mobility Leuven
3010 Leuven België