The study estimates that during the past decade, bike-sharing programs increased the average bike-commuting rate in urban communities by about 20 percent.
The results suggest that the ways we — as individuals and as a society — choose to transport ourselves, particularly in our cities, can have a direct impact on our health.
The researchers say any new measures to increase active travel should focus on children, teens and older adults, whose rates of walking and cycling are either lower than average or on the decline.
Cycling gender gaps are attributed, variously, to notions that women don’t feel as safe biking in traffic or being exposed on the street as men; are expected to adhere to a higher standard of put-togetherness at work; or are more often responsible for shuttling kids around, which makes biking more difficult.
A new Australian study suggests that for some drivers, the answer is “no.”
The study found that people who cycled also had lower stress levels, better mental health, greater vitality and fewer feelings of loneliness.
The Learn to Ride program from Cycles for Change helps adults who missed out on learning to ride a bike as children pick up the skill.
The benefits appear to be even greater for people who also walk or cycle for transport when doing errands or other daily activities.
The researchers also found no statistically significant differences in sexual or prostate problems between high- and low-intensity cyclists.
The findings suggest that communities could greatly increase the health of their residents by implementing policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling.
Weaver writes, illustrates, prints and binds his books of poetry by hand. (He has also recorded eight albums of music.)
The conference, Feb. 2-4, is devoted to promoting and educating decision-makers about the unique challenges of winter bicycling.
It’s time to do away with this dichotomy that there are warring factions of drivers, bikers, and pedestrians.
Some people really, really hate it when bikers run red lights — but cyclists might have a good reason to do it.
Jessica Baltzley is a cyclist living in St. Paul.
All of these homegrown breweries are located on or near major bikeways, making for convenient — and safe — access.
People don’t always do what they’re supposed to do, and it can get other people killed on occasion.
Although cycling is much healthier — both for our health and our pocketbooks — than many people realize, it’s also much more perilous than it needs to be.
The festival, which will include a special appearance by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, was thought to be dead as recently as January.
I’m not trying to be in your way. Like you, I’m just trying to go somewhere.