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Guardian: Is urban cycling bad for our health?

If you are a commuter in the city, you’ve got to read this. It may not sound nice, but on the macro level, it is good for city.

Scientists in Barcelona looked at the health impact of that city’s cycle hire scheme, regularly used by 28,000 cyclists. They found that for each additional cyclist death caused by the extra air pollution exposure and road accidents, 77 deaths per year would be avoided due to the benefits from increased exercise.

I just hope that our MOT or SPAD or MOH do similar study, or take advice from studies done in Barcelona and other great cities.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/07/pollutionwatch-cycling-health-urban

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