Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-2018


Integrated Science 3002A: Science and the Community

Community Partner

Big Bike Giveaway


There are significant benefits that manifest when an individual chooses to ride a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation. To investigate these benefits, the environmental, health, economic, and social impacts of biking were evaluated through research and data analyses. This revealed that numerous advantages can be obtained at an individual and local scale through citizens choosing to adopt a biking lifestyle. However, it was found that many Londoners are deterred from biking due to poor biking infrastructure. This paper calls into question the current cycling framework in London and it’s limitations on achieving the numerous benefits that biking offers. Therefore, to promote frequent cycling among all London citizens, investing in the required infrastructure for biking and promoting its safety would have everlasting impacts.