Cycling: "Let's perpetuate the coronapists", the advocacy of cyclists

A dozen associations of cyclists and environmental NGOs published a forum on Tuesday in which he asked the government to become more committed to cycling.

Soon a million "Bike help", the aid of 50 euros for the repair of his bicycle.Encouraging, but the tree should not hide the forest, warn 17 associations of cyclists and defense of the environment which publish this Tuesday a column entitled "Full of ideas to put France in the saddle on the occasion of future deconfinements".

The signatories, including the Federation of Bicycle Users (FUB), the Nicolas Hulot Foundation (FNH), the Climate Action Network (RAC), are calling for an additional effort from the government.Their main argument in times of Covid: pedaling is " more than ever a barrier gesture that should not be neglected to limit the pandemic and facilitate deconfinement.We must therefore allow the greatest number of French people to have access to a bicycle, "pleads Olivier Schneider, president of the FUB." The dynamic is Well started, it is a success of the beginning of the mandate, adds Marie Chéron, mobility manager of the FNH.But it is still fragile, if we do not stop the efforts now, everything can collapse."

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According to an OpinionWay study (carried out on a sample of 9,776 individuals, aged 18 and over, beneficiaries of the bike repair boost), the "bike repair boost" was not only used by road addicts.two-wheelers that had planned repairs anyway.Far from it.52% of beneficiaries use their bikes more often than before, of which 80% only exceptionally rode in the saddle.

Posted Date: 2020-11-24

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