The authorities have been urged to take proactive measures to promote
cycling in the city in view of the drastic increase in fuel prices. Special
lanes could be provided for bicycles, including parking space for them. This
is also a good way to promote cycling. In some big cities like Tokyo,
cycling has become part of their culture.
If more people take to cycling,
there will be less traffic congestion in cities. In fact, there will be
fewer motorized vehicles on the road and this means less noise and air
pollution. More school children will be cycling to school rather than depend
on school buses, private cars or motorcycles. Moreover, cycling is a healthy
activity besides conserving the environment indirectly.