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.
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It’s time to do away with this dichotomy that there are warring factions of drivers, bikers, and pedestrians.