Seville’s lesson to the world: how to become bike-friendly

Peopleforbikes.org was at the Velo-City 2011 conference in Seville, and this is their summary of Seville’s transformation… I can’t write it any better myself, so here it is 🙂

“Seville has drawn worldwide attention for its rapid growth as a bicycle friendly city. While PFB is focused on making the U.S. more bike friendly, many of the best and most inspiring examples come from abroad.
“In Seville, Spain, bicycling has grown from an almost non-existent type of transportation (0.4% mode share) to a significant one (7%, about the same as Portland or parts of San Francisco) in five years. The key factors? A rapid buildout of a comprehensive infrastructure network and the implementation of a bike-sharing program. Bicycling has completely revitalized Seville’s central city. It’s an inspiring story for U.S. areas that are just beginning to work on their bicycling networks about how quickly results can be realized with focused investment…

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