Journal article

Cycling as a Part of Daily Life: A Review of Health Perspectives

Thomas Goetschi, Jan Garrard, Billie Giles-Corti

TRANSPORT REVIEWS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Health aspects of day-to-day cycling have gained attention from the health sector aiming to increase levels of physical activity, and from the transport and planning sector, to justify investments in cycling. We review and discuss the main pathways between cycling and health under two perspectives — generalizable epidemiological evidence for health effects and specific impact modeling to quantify health impacts in concrete settings. Substantial benefits from physical activity dominate the public health impacts of cycling. Epidemiological evidence is strong and impact modeling is well advanced. Injuries amount to a smaller impact on the population level, but affect crash victims disproportion..

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