|bike.POP – promoting sustainable mobility (cycling)|
|Brief Description||bike.POP is a pioneering project created by the Cultural Cooperative POST with the aim of promoting sustainable mobility among people, institutions and companies, with particular emphasis on cycling as a means of transportation. The idea came from a group of people who, when adopting a new lifestyle based on the use of the bicycle, felt motivated to promote institutionally the improvements that this means of transport provides to its users.
In order to fill the existing gaps with regard to sustainable mobility, this practice opened a physical store in Lisbon where it offers various services, namely: a workshop; the first free self-service bike repair and maintenance station in Lisbon; training and awareness-raising activities; production of events, sports and recreational activities; installation of infrastructures such as parking lots for bicycles and creation and design of urban furniture equipment and special bicycles. Within these offers different initiatives develop over time in order to achieve the promotion of sustainable mobility.
Taking into account the scope of services provided, the intervention sites are also diversified, including neighborhoods, cooperatives and local authorities.
According to the project manager, this practice was previously evaluated by local authorities, university studies, trainees, clients, and even by the media, always with positive results. It is the object of study by several municipalities that seek to generate employment and quality of life through the use of bicycles.
|Impact||Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population|
|INHERIT Perspective||Bike.POP encourages individuals to adopt a more active and balanced lifestyle by promoting cycling. Ensuring resources, facilities, and training on cycling has the potential to increase cycling levels, which in turn has advantages in terms of physical health and psychological well-being. It is a means of transport accessible to people from different social strata, allowing also the reduction of transport expenses of some families. Moreover, the bicycle drastically reduces the environmental impact of user’s displacements.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Bike.POP – Largo do Intendente, 21, 1100-285 Lisboa, Portugal Tel.: (+351) 211 547 479 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|