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Presentation given to English Language Students at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain

Presentation given to English Language Students at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain


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  • 1. Photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen © sustainable transport
  • 2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you.And our pretty Chitty Bang Bang loves us, too. High, low, anywhere we go On Chitty Chitty we depend Our fine four-fendered friend. it began with a bang!
  • 3. ..but what happened to our cities?
  • 4. and our bodies?
  • 5. benefits of cycling
  • 6. A study by Ph.D candidate Oliver Smith at PortlandState University found that, of all types of happiercommuters, those who travel by bike rank thehighest on measures of well-being.Image: Bike Portland
  • 7. more chic
  • 8. healthier
  • 9. source: www.copenhagenize.com cleaner & quieter
  • 10. cheaper
  • 11. less stressful
  • 12. less space
  • 13. cycling is dangerousit’s too hilly in MadridMadrid is too bigyou need to dress like Contadorcycling is a sportonly for kids and young people common myths
  • 14. Seville CopenhagenGroningen Barcelona liveable cities
  • 15. source: www.aviewfromthecyclepa th.com liveable dutch design
  • 16. biking in Boadilla
  • 17. make short journeys by bike!
  • 18. combine public transport
  • 19. respect the speed limit!
  • 20. style-over- make eye beware speed contact roundabouts avoidgood lights good lock pavements recommendations
  • 21. conclusions
  • 22. try your bike for 1 short journeythink before jumping into your carrespect the speed limit (40km/h)lobby your council for adequate cycleinfrastructuresign 30km/h European CitizensInitiative (http://es.30kmh.eu) what can you do?
  • 23. English Spanishi. copenhagenize.com i. conbiciii. a view from the cycle path ii. pedalibreiii. bike belles (sustrans) iii. plano de calles tranquilasiv. cycle chic para ir en bici por Madrid i. printable mapv. cycling with children ii. smartphone GPS enabled (sustrans) app iv. i love bicis v. por pozuelo con pedales resources
  • 24. thanks!Sustainable Transport 24
  • 25. Photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen © happy valentine’s day!
  • 26. porpozueloconpedales.blogspot.com ollygreen@me.com