Facing growing pollution and traffic jams, cities are expanding their efforts to achieve a more sustainable and efficient way for people to get around. Biking is considered to be a solution.
Most efforts to increase biking in cities focus on hardware, e.g. infrastructure improvements or bike sharing solutions. While this is an important aspect, it ignores other, human-centric aspects of bike adoption. Investments and initiatives should take into consideration the triggers and inhibitors of peoples’ willingness to use a bike in the city for maximum results.
Taking a behavioral economics study in Berlin and San Diego as a basis, this session will provide recommendations for cities globally on how to make more people ride bikes.
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