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[Correspondence] Development of bicycle infrastructure for health and sustainability

Regular use of a bicycle as personal transport (instead of motorised vehicles) has many advantages for human health and a clean sustainable environment.1–3 A well developed bicycling infrastructure is key for promotion of cycling. Only a few cities worldwide (mostly in Europe) have a sufficiently good bicycling infrastructure, and the proportion of bicycle trips in these cities (eg, Amsterdam and Copenhagen) is relatively high (table).3,4