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Alberto Sanmiguel-Rodríguez1,2, Víctor Arufe Giráldez3

1University Camilo José Cela, Faculty of Language and Education, Madrid, Spain
2Nebrija University, Faculty of Language and Education, Madrid, Spain
3University of Coruña, Faculty of Education, A Coruna, Spain

Active Commuting and Sustainable Mobility in Spanish Cities: Systematic Review

Sport Mont 2021, 19(3), 95-105 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.211006

Abstract

The General Assembly of the United Nations established 17 sustainable development goals in its 2030 agenda, and urban mobility is in the sights of political authorities to empower sustainable cities and communities. This work con- sists of a review of the literature published within the Spanish context concerning public bicycle systems and urban mobility. To select studies, a search was carried out with different descriptors in the main Spanish and international databases, namely Scopus (Elsevier), Web of Science (WoS), and Dialnet. Some of the analysed works examine the efficacy of public bicycle systems as an efficient and sustainable alternative in cities; other works study the impact on individual and public health of shared bicycle schemes via increased physical activity engagement. Likewise, in- frastructure and facilities for cyclists are also analysed as they favour perceptions amongst the population of greater road safety within their environment. Bicycle-share systems can help to maintain healthy habits amongst the popu- lation. Better infrastructure, technology and appropriate policies can favour the use of these systems.

Keywords

Urban transport, public health, public transport, bike-sharing systems, physical activity



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