Advantages of the bicycle in traffic
According to a study by the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, around half of all trips made by car in Luxembourg are shorter than five kilometers. This places a heavy burden on the transportation network, which has also grown rapidly in recent years and is increasingly concentrated in metropolitan areas. In addition, there is an unusually strong need for mobility due to the workforce commuting to Luxembourg from the greater region on a daily basis.
Faced with such challenges, a fundamental rethink is needed on mobility issues, at the individual, societal and political levels. The bicycle plays a key role in these challenges - it allows approaches to solving individual everyday problems and at the same time offers advantages on a societal level.
From an individual perspective, the bicycle offers the following:
- A free, flexible and comparatively fast way of getting around.
- A more intensive and attentive perception of the environment
- An increased awareness of nature and landscape
- The promotion of physical and mental health.