Bicycle Friendly Communities
In addition to cycling being a healthy low impact way for people to travel around your community, it is also a great indicator of success in the creation of a more livable community.
If people are cycling, the streets are safe for children and pedestrians. There is less traffic and pollution. People are more relaxed and less aggressive. People are less frustrated by traffic. People are enjoying life more. There are more eyes on the street and less crime.
A Healthy Local Economy
When people cycle instead of drive, they have more money to spend at local businesses. The money stays in the community instead of heading far away to purchase gasoline and automobiles. This is even the case in cities such Fort McMurray in the heart of oil sands country which ironically has to import oil from far away refineries. The oil-rich Gulf states have realized this and switching to other forms of energy so they can earn more money exporting petroleum.
Certainty in an Uncertain Future
By embracing cycling you can prepare your community for the future regardless of what happens to the economy, the environment and the price of oil.
Third Wave Cycling would be pleased work with you and your residents on all the elements necessary to integrate high quality cycling facilities into your community.
From visioning to monitoring and evaluation, we can add value throughout the process. Our services include:
- Vision and Master Plans
- Public Consultation
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Facilities Design
- Construction Monitoring Ê