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Do Paved Bike Lanes Promote Biking?

Riding a bike can be a great way to get to work every day. To encourage more people to go green and start riding bikes, more bike lanes pavement must be created. Cyclists can use these designated lanes for cycling to be safe. If you are looking to construct bike lanes in Burnaby, Custom Blacktop Co. has experience paving asphalt bike lanes throughout the area. We also provide golf course pathways, parks and nature trails. We have been providing asphalt paving and concrete work in the Lower Mainland for the past 41 years.

 

How Can Bike Paths Promote Riding?

 

People living near bike paths have more probability of riding bikes. More people riding bikes will mean less congestion on the road and fewer traffic. Due to less traffic, there will be less pollution on the road, making the surrounding due to bike lanes more beneficial. According to a study conducted by Taylor and Francis, cyclists often examine the neighbourhood for safety. With proper cycling infrastructures such as parking, public transport integration and bike lanes; more people can be encouraged to take up cycling.

 

Protected bike lanes can help separate car traffic from cyclists. Building a bike lanes pavement depends on space available, number of intersections and other vehicles that are using the route.

 

Other Benefits of Paved Bike Lanes

 

1. Promote Healthy Living

Bike commuting helps you stay fit and healthy. Cycling improves physical and mental health along with increased muscle strength and flexibility. Other health benefits of cycling are:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Provides better lung health
  • Cuts cardiovascular disease risk
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Improves joint mobility

 

2.  Transport

Bike commuting helps you stay fit and healthy. Cycling improves physical and mental health along with increased muscle strength and flexibility. Other health benefits of cycling are:

  • Improves sense of direction and navigation
  • Explore new paved roads
  • Avoid traffic in a congested area

 

3. Environment

As bike riding is a pollution-free mode to commute, there is less need to service and build cars. Fewer cars reduce greenhouse emissions. Bike lanes are a good option to prevent greenhouse gas emissions. Other environmental benefits of biking are:

  • Reduces noise and air pollution
  • Saves natural green landscape from development
  • Decreases animal death due to vehicles
  • Improves traffic congestion

 

4. Fewer Accidents
Bike lanes pavement reduces vehicle accidents due to cyclists. Vehicles can maintain speed without slowing down for cyclists.

 

5. Economical
Biking can save money in the long run while car costs you additional money for insurance, gas and maintenance. Other economic benefits of biking are:

  • Buying and maintaining bikes is cheaper than cars
  • Save on parking fees

 

Custom Blacktop Co. provides comprehensive paving services, including excavation, grading, pathways and parking lots. Contact us today for asphalt bike lane pavement maintenance and repair.

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