It is proven that physical activity prevents lifestyle diseases, including cancer. When more children are using the bike daily, it creates a basis for healthy habits, which among other things prevents cancer. The Danish Cancer Society hopes that the municipalities, will target the bicycle as the obvious choice of transportation, when children are going to school.
Based on recent years of experience with cycling, The Danish Cancer Society has found the need for a manual pointing out best practices for structural measures, aimed towards active transportation to school.
At the Danish Cancer Society, we have gathered several examples regarding a wide range of possible bicycle measures. These measures include paths, which cover the entire municipality, respectful parental action to get parents to reduce car usage at the school in the mornings and much more.