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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(12), 1603;

Supporting Active Mobility and Green Jobs through the Promotion of Cycling

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Transport and Environmental Policy Research, Crowborough TN6 1NE, UK
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Brazilian NGO Rodas da Paz, CEP 70853-040, Brasilia, Brazil
UN Environment Regional Office for Europe, 1219 Chazelaine, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
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Academic Editors: Norbert Mondorf and Colleen A. Redding
Received: 27 October 2017 / Revised: 22 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 19 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Transportation and Health)
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This article is a summary of the main findings of the study “Riding towards the green economy: cycling and green jobs”, which was developed in the context of the Transport, Health and Environment pan-European Programme (THE PEP). It builds on previous work under THE PEP, which demonstrated the job creation potential of cycling and of green and healthy transport more generally. The report summarized in this article collected data on jobs associated with cycling directly from city authorities and analysed these to re-assess previous estimates of the job creation potential of cycling. It concluded that the number of cycling-related jobs in the pan-European Region could increase by 435,000 in selected major cities if they increased their cycling share to that of the Danish capital Copenhagen. The implications and potential role of municipal and sub-national authorities in facilitating cycling while supporting economic development are then discussed. These findings indicate that investment in policies that promote cycling could deliver not only important benefits for health, the environment and the quality of urban life, but could also contribute to a sizable creation of job opportunities. Authorities need to be proactive in promoting cycling in order to deliver these benefits. View Full-Text
Keywords: cycling; job creation; green jobs; THE PEP; active mobility; sustainable mobility cycling; job creation; green jobs; THE PEP; active mobility; sustainable mobility

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Scotini, R.; Skinner, I.; Racioppi, F.; Fusé, V.; Bertucci, J.O.; Tsutsumi, R. Supporting Active Mobility and Green Jobs through the Promotion of Cycling. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1603.

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