By Linda Hall • 24 April 2020 • 9:36
HEALTHIER HABITS: Cycling likely to increase after lockdown, credit: Alfaz town hall
POST-LOCKDOWN it will be essential to guarantee the public’s safety on public and individual transport, Alfaz councillor Luis Morant said.
Morant, who heads the town hall’s Tourism, Environment and Beaches department, was speaking after an online board meeting of the Network of Bicycle-friendly Municipalities.
The end of the Covid-19 health crisis would be accompanied for some time by an economic and social crisis and board members agreed that it will also be essential to transform lockdown’s enforced inactivity into healthier habits.
Inevitably, public transport and cycling, which are economical and accessible, will play an essential role and cycling could be promoted as an ideal way of returning to normal in an orderly and isolated manner, Network members said.
According to a 2019 survey, 72 per cent of Spanish households possess at least one bicycle and 51 per cent of the population aged between 12 and 79 said they frequently used a bicycle.
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