Andalusia’s Cycling Plan seeks to promote cycling as a means of transportation, leisure and tourism and to provide the strategic framework that contributes to the achievement of the territorial and environmental governmental objectives. The Cycling Plan also proposes measures to promote intermodality, bike services, dissemination and awareness, and public bicycles (bike sharing). It is based on the success of the introduction of cycling in Seville and aims to spread the best of this experience throughout the region.
Concretely, the plan includes the construction of a long-distance cycle network, the ‘Cycle Path Network of Andalusia’, for a total of 3,080 km of cycle routes. This will contribute to socio-economic development and to the reduction of unemployment levels, also in rural areas. An additional objective of the Cycling Plan of Andalusia is to reduce pollutant emissions and noise and potentially improve the personal health of the region’s inhabitants. Framework agreements have been signed with most of the cities included in the Cycling Plan of Andalusia and this collaboration between municipalities has good potential to inspire other regions.
This good practice belongs to the ‘planning & management’ category, which highlights the importance of considering many aspects when developing an itinerary, such as the economic impact of the route, the availability of services, existing infrastructure the costs for building cycle paths, cultural and natural attractions, etc.
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