Six Mayors Who Bike, and Why This is a Good Thing by embarqnetwork

From São Paulo to Jakarta, mayors are leading their citizens into the streets and onto their bicycles. Pictured (from top left): Joko Widodo (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Boris Johnson (London, United Kingdom), Fernando Haddad (São Paulo, Brazil), Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico), and Ana Botella (Madrid, Spain). Here at TheCityFix, we believe in recognizing profound leadership in urban sustainability. After all, it takes a combination of citizen support and top-down vision to create meaningful change in a city. While public focus is usually on what city leaders can achieve from behind their desks, it’s often what they do in the street that makes an even stronger statement. With more cities than ever before implementing bike-share systems and expanding cycling infrastructure, we had to ask ourselves: are our leaders practicing what they preach on sustainable urban mobility?...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1039316

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