The cities with the highest bicycle use are those that offer bicycles as a public service

The president of Ineco, Sergio Vazquez Torron, presented a report entitled “The bicycle in the city” carried out by the engineering and consultancy firm of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.

This is part of the new knowledge and innovation space, Ineco Impulsa, with the aim of periodically analyzing mobility trends in the mobility market.

A new lever to anticipate and transform the future of mobility and digital transformation and help meet major social, economic and environmental challenges.

This first study delves into the possibilities of this mode of transport, which is destined to become a major player in urban mobility. Ineco, a player in the definition of urban mobility strategies, analyzes the situation and the challenges of the sector, in line with current public mobility policies and the increased promotion of the bicycle as a means of transport.

This report shows that cities with the highest modal share of cycling in mobility have the highest ratios of public bicycles per inhabitant.

Their advantages are numerous: they are a sustainable, fast, flexible and practical urban mobility option; they give access to a bicycle to people who cannot afford one due to a lack of resources or space in their accommodation; they allow one-way journeys; they are an ideal ally of public transport in the access or dispersal stages; they eliminate the perceived risk of bike theft for users; and above all, they can become a catalyst for the use of the bicycle to be accepted as a regular means of transport.

In the aftermath of the pandemic, there are many examples of cities where cycling has increased due to the health crisis, both in Spain and internationally.

Among the major Spanish cities, only a few have more than 2 km of separate cycle lanes per 10,000 inhabitants. Only two, Seville and Barcelona, ​​have ever been ranked among the 20 most bike-friendly cities in the world.

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