Letter to COP26 Global Leaders

VCB joins cycling organizations from around the world calling for action on climate change

Vélo Canada Bikes has joined with dozens of organizations around the world to deliver the message to the COP26 gathering in Glasgow: You need more cycling if you are going to address climate change.

We are seeking commitments to significantly increase cycling by: 

    • Promoting cycling in all its forms, including cycling tourism, sports cycling, bike sharing, riding to work or school and for exercising
    • Recognising cycling as a climate solution, establishing a clear link between how an increase in bicycle trips and a decrease in private car trips reduce CO₂ emissions
    • Creating and financing national cycling strategies and collecting data on cycling to know where improvements in infrastructure and usage can be made
    • Focusing investments on building safe and high-quality cycling infrastructure and in incentives for communities historically marginalised from cycling
    • Providing direct incentives for people and businesses to switch from automobiles to bicycles for more of their daily trips
    • Building synergies with public transport and foster combined mobility solutions for a multimodal ecosystem capable of covering all user needs without relying on a private car

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