There are many things in life that seem to be common knowledge, but go unsaid because we think that it is just that - common to all people. However, like most things in life that are worth saying, we think riding bikes is not only good for you, but good for your community, the environment, the list goes on and on. You should also tell your loved ones that you love them too, but we seem to overlook that too often as well!
We have done a lot of research to inform ourselves on the benefits, as well as the costs to building cycling infrastructure in our community. While there is a cost - dollars and cents for the infrastructure, reduction in parking on roads where bike lanes go, and other possible drawbacks to investments in cycling infrastructure, we are extremely confident, and happy to share that the benefits far outweigh the costs.
The benefits are many - better health, better for the environment, better for community engagement and social interaction. We aren't naive enough to think that everyone can ride a bike everywhere they go, all the time. We do feel though that if people had the option (and the supporting infrastructure) to enable a single ride a week, they'd reap all the benefits and want to do it more. This is why cycling infrastructure is so important.
We've attached an Active Transportation Guide below for those that want to read more about the how and why developing active transportation options is to the benefit of everyone.
The Mission Community Cycling Coalition is a group of groups. There are several organizations that represent the various types of two-wheeled pursuits in Mission. This is a home for them all, and a place for the advocacy efforts for transportation as well.