I really, really like the concept of Eurovelo. How good for slow travelers who are cycling to have a seriously planned and organised series of cycling routes across Europe – 14 long distance routes covering over 70.000 kilometres.
These aren’t only great for slow travel opportunities, and aren’t only good for low-carbon travel, they’re actually contributing to significant savings in health care I would think.
In the context of local slow travel it’s straightforward – planning for sustainable travel. And, because the routes travel through cities, towns, rural landscapes etc, there is integration into local economies as well as urban ones.
Check out the Eurovelo website and also search Eurovelo on you-tube for inspiration. There’s plenty there!