Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Dangers of NOT Cycling

EcoVelo has a good post on two studies that show the benefits of cycling, and as a consequence, the dangers of NOT cycling:

“According to a 1996 study funded by the Australian Department of Transport, regular cycling reduces over four times as many heart attack fatalities as it increases in collision fatalities¹. By choosing not to ride to work, you’re substantially increasing your probability of dying prematurely, even when weighed against the risks associated with cycling in traffic.”

“A similar 2000 study, funded by the Danish Medical Research Council and the Danish Heart Foundation, found the dangers of cycling are far outweighed by the health benefits derived from the daily, moderate exercise that is typically associated with bike commuting.”

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