Impacts of a CicloRecreoVía
Strengthens and unifies communities
The biggest achievement of the CicloRecreoVía is to set aside a peaceful space, one which creates a climate suitable for meeting one’s neighbors and making new friends, as well as spending quality time with one’s family, where one finds a genuine and healthy spirit that bonds together the community and invigorates family ties.
Creates safe and secure public spaces
In Latin American cities where this project has been carried out authorities and residents have observed an increase in security in those sectors where the activity is realized.
Offers a free recreational space to everyone
CicloRecreoVía provides opportunities for recreation to all members of society who lack access and/or the economic ability to pay for the right to exercise or engage in physical activity.
Revitalizes urban spaces
CicloRecreoVía facilitates the organization of talks, exhibitions, shows, artistic displays, sports, etc. such that dull and depressing spaces are transformed into attractive and lively areas.
Allows thousands of people to engage in physical activity
Many people don’t live in an environment that encourages them to play sports. The CicloRecreoVía creates an environment in which it is easy for individuals of all ages to take part in some form of physical activity. Of course, this activity is not limited to cycling.
Creates job opportunities
An impressive number of vendors take advantage of the unique opportunity to do business along the CicloRecreoVía.
Facilitates awareness and educational campaigns
Because the CicloRecreoVía brings together so many people from so many different backgrounds, the weekly event is well-positioned as a point from which to conduct educational and awareness-raising campaigns.
Integrates individuals who are often excluded from society
The CicloRecreoVía is often used by people with physical limitations or disabilities who find a favorable environment for exercise that is almost impossible to find elsewhere in the city.
Encourages bicycle use
The CicloRecreoVía encourages the use of bicycles and familiarizes people with the concept that they need not be reserved for leisure activity alone, but in fact represent an efficient, healthy, clean, responsible, and sustainable form of transportation.