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Wednesday, November 25 2015 @ 10:13 AM UTC

If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come [but not so much is you have mandatory helmet law.]

Biking ElsewhereERIC JAFFE, The Atlantic Cities

The health benefits of riding a bike are obvious, and they seem to outweigh the risks of other city hazards — collisions, pollution, biased newspaper editorials, etc. Recent data models on cycling in the Netherlands and Barcelona concluded that the upside of physical activity was much larger than the combined downsides of traffic accidents and inhaling toxins. So in addition to improving a city transportation system, bike riding might elevate public health.

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