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COVID Inspires Cycling Trend; Cities Adjust Infrastructure to Keep Up.

A bike commuter's dream: La Ciclovía in Bogota is a popular highway open for cyclists on Sundays since 1974, but during the pandemic has been opened for cyclists every day. (Photo credit: Ciclovia Bogotá Facebook.)   In the midst of COVID, The World Health Organization has announced that the safest way to travel is bicycling and walking, and the people have listened. Bike sales around the globe have soared, leading to a supply shortage, and cities from Philadelphia to Manila have been scrambling to improve infrastructure to support this suddenly very popular transportation type.

Five of the Best Pumptracks on the Globe

As pumptrack enthusiasts, lovers and builders, we are inspired by how many cool, unique and awesome pumptracks there are across the globe. So we’ve decided to create our own pumptrack bucket list and thought our readers would enjoy the benefits of our research. We plan to make this post just the first of many in the future to produce the world’s most comprehensive list of outstanding pumptracks.

What is a pumptrack?

What is a Pumptrack?  

Benefits of Buying (or Building) a Pumptrack

  Kids gather for a group photo on a PARKITECT modular pumptrack in Iceland.

How Inclusive Play Spaces that Promote Bicycling help Fight Obesity.

An individual rides a PARKITECT concrete modular pumptrack under an overpass in Newbridge, UK.   Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics of our time. The sad truth about this global problem is that there is no easy solution. If you are a public official or develop public play spaces, this is probably one of the most difficult issues on your to-do list.