Building a Sustainable Future: The Role of Cycling Infrastructure

The Power of Cycling Infrastructure in Creating a Greener Future

It’s no secret: global warming is on the rise. Glaciers are melting, wildfires are blazing, and extreme droughts and rainfalls are happening all over the world, just to name a few examples.

According to multiple studies, the average global temperature has increased by 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.2 degrees Celsius, since 1880 with temperatures in the Arctic rising over 4 degrees Fahrenheit since just the 1960s. Our planet is rapidly heating up.

The main culprit? Greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Sciencedirect.com, “the odds of current warming occurring without anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are less than 1 in 100,000.”

Evidently, greenhouse gas emissions – primarily from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas – play a huge role in the process of global warming.

And the biggest contributor is our cars. Per the Environmental Protection Agency, the greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles accounts for a whopping 29% of our total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., making vehicles the largest contributor of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Vehicles are also America’s biggest air quality compromisers, producing about one-third of all U.S. air pollution.

Evidently, to minimize our carbon footprint and stand any chance against the current climate trends, doing our part to limit traffic congestion and reduce the number of cars on the road will go a long way.

One way to do this is to opt for an alternative mode of transport, such as cycling, when possible.  

By cycling to work, school, and beyond, individuals can effectively limit their greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money and engaging in physical activity that promotes myriad physical and mental health benefits.

But how do we get more bikes on the road so we can enjoy these benefits? By creating a more bike-friendly world.

Initiatives like bike sharing are just one example of how we can get there. Another is developing proper cycling infrastructure.

Without infrastructure dedicated to making cycling safe and accessible, cyclists won’t feel comfortable or confident enough embarking on their rides, thus limiting the opportunity to enjoy the environmental benefits of cycling.  

That’s where we come in.

By promoting cycling with our top-notch cycling infrastructure products, we encourage sustainable transport and do our part to help support the environment.

From Wave Delineators to public work stands, parking docks and beyond, our products help create a public space that encourages safety, inclusivity, and security for cyclists, making cycling a viable form of transportation, and promoting road safety and sustainability for all.

Our commitment to sustainability does not end there. Every product we create is designed to withstand the test of time while minimizing environmental impact. Our rigorous testing process guarantees that our infrastructure withstands the elements, supporting eco-friendly initiatives and reducing waste in the long run.

When it comes down to it, cycling is more than just a cost-effective, physically intensive mode of transport. It’s a step toward a greener future. It has the power to create a more connected, more eco-friendly world. And that power can only be fully realized with the installation of proper infrastructure.

Saris Infrastructure’s high-quality, built-to-last cycling infrastructure solutions help promote the power of the bicycle in creating a brighter, greener future. We’re making cycling more accessible and, in turn, making the world a little better, one product at a time.

Learn more about our cycling infrastructure solutions here.