Europe’s green future runs on two wheels


This file picture taken on July 2, 2009 shows a man riding a "fixie" bike (fixed gear) in a traffic jam in Paris. Cyclists are less exposed to pollution than people using cars, subways or buses, according to a study lead in Toulouse.

Industry and government officials promote bicycles to deliver emission reductions

As Europe goes green, members of the cycle and logistics industries say bicycles may be the answer.

Logistics companies, cycle organizations and EU institutions want to find a way to expand bicycle delivery to European cities. For the European Commission, this will help reach its goal of phasing out conventionally fueled cars by 2050 and reducing CO2 emissions from transportation by 60%.

The solution requires cities to work with government and industry officials, as well as companies, to f...

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