Cycling is more environmentally friendly then other forms of transport. Why is it not popular in many places? And how to increase its popularity?
Although it is true that using bicycles on regular basis is friendly with environment, this trend has not been in common in many parts of the globe. There are several reasons for that phenomenon, and some feasible solutions should be taken to promote the usage of cycling.
At the outset, it is reported that cycling has been inconvenient in large cities at developing countries. Firstly, at some urban cities where are struggle with traffic congestion in daily basis, there is no place for bicycles. If residents ride a bicycle to commute to offices, it will probably late for work. Moreover, air pollution from gas emission of cars may unhealthy impact on cyclists. Secondly, in tropical nations with suffering the rainy season, the habit of using bicycles as a kind of transport is likely to disappear. Certainly, no one will cycle in streets under the rains.
Despite the fact that bicycles are likely to be removed in industrial societies, some measures would be implemented to encourage the usage of cycling. A possible way is that by using the press, authorities would raise the awareness of communities to cycling. There is no doubt cycling is a type of sports, which not only increases physical health for users but also contribute to reduce CO2 emission in the air. Other solution is to put heavily environmental taxes on fuel. By doing that, authorities would have more budgets for needed investments, and also turn citizens on using vehicles without gasoline such as bicycles.
In conclusion, there are some compelling reasons for unpopularity in using bicycles at some places in the world. However, governments should undertake several methods to promote cycling.