French Gov considers ‘cycling sector committee’ to maximise economic development – cyclingindustry.news
3/3/22 Simon Cox
Having estimated the cycling sector could potentially create upwards of 100,000 jobs by 2050, French government minister Guillaume Gouffier-Cha has been tasked with exploring possibilities to “rebuild an economic sector of cycling”.
This comes after a December 2019 conversation with French Prime Minister Jean Castex, which resulted in a request to assess the impact of cycling on the economy, the environment, and a wider French society.
For historical context Guillaume Gouffier-Cha states, “At the end of the 1970s our country was one of the world leaders in the bicycle industry. Everything collapsed in the space of a few years to the detriment of an almost total dependence on Asian countries.”