It’s well known that the future of urban design and transportation will support the mass use of bicycles. Still, some cities are slow to catch on to this. In Spain where cycling is not nearly as popular in colder northern parts of Europe the city of Seville is leading the charge into the future.
How Seville became such a great cycling city is a far out tale:
â€œAs soon as the building work was finishing and the fences were removed the cyclists just came. The head of the building team, whoâ€™d been very sceptical about the process, called me and said, â€˜Where have all those cyclists come from?â€™ Thatâ€™s when I knew for sure it was going to work. The came from all over the city.â€
The net result is not Dutch or Danish levels of cycling, but nonetheless impressive. The average number of bikes used daily in the city rose from just over 6,000 to more than 70,000. The last audit, about a year ago, found 6% of all trips were made by bike, rising to 9% for non-commuter journeys.