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Life Cycle Fiji integration Campaign To Start

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has come up with an initiative to integrate bicycles into the transport sector of Fiji. For this people need to participate in the
08 Jan 2015 10:36
Life Cycle Fiji integration Campaign To Start
Members of the Life Cycle Fiji.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has come up with an initiative to integrate bicycles into the transport sector of Fiji.

For this people need to participate in the Life Cycle Fiji Campaign’s survey and give their views on the safety of cycling and make suggestions as to which roads best serve the population for infrastructural development and the inclusion of bicycle lanes.

Organisation Energy Program officer Andrew Irvin came up with a questionnaire to allow for varied input on infrastructural needs around the country and the survey was suggested by the Land Transport Authority.

“The survey was launched following the Lifecycle Fiji Steering Committee meeting held in October when the questions and content were provided for review by the representatives present,” Mr Irvin said.

Mr Irvin said it was an increasingly comprehensive initiative to integrate cycling into the land transport sector of Fiji in both rural and urban areas.

“Activities range from establishing mountain biking trails with communities in the interior to develop new economic opportunities in the tourism sector, ongoing efforts to convert the Lami landfill site into a recreational park,” he said.

“There’s a whole host of activities planned for implementation from now till 2018.”

He said everyone was going to benefit from the initiative.

“Once you have your bike, there are no recurring fuel costs, and ongoing maintenance amounts to a fraction of what is spent on larger motor vehicle repairs.

“Plus, a human-powered commute requires enough exercise to meet many of the cardiovascular health needs which reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

“Getting people to make exercise a passive activity built into their daily schedule reduces health care costs and social costs from a nation bearing the weight of unnecessary ailments.”

The survey closes on January 21 and for those who wish to participate to visit the link http://pace.usp.ac.fj/ocst/LifeCycle/LifeCycleSurvey.aspx and for other details to visit the website www.lifecyclepacific.org

 

 

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