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Cycling By Edited by British Medical Association

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Takes a look at the benefits of regular cycling in comparison to the risk of cycling on today's congested roads. Recommendations are made as to how cycling as an environmentally friendly means of transport can be afforded its rightful priority within the UK transport policy.
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Cycling: Towards Health and Safety by Edited by British Medical Association

In recent years, public health campaigns advocating regular exercise have tended to overlook one of the simplest and most effective ways of getting fit - cycling. The benefits are not simply limited to shaping up. Riding to work or school means you can exercise as part of the daily routine. Cycling also has much to contribute to the wider public health. Getting on your bike can help reduce air and noise pollution and the increasingly alarming problem of urban congestion. However, the fitness and environmental advantages are frequently overshadowed by fears of injury on our often dangerous roads. Cyclists' concerns are also poorly addressed in current transport policy - a situation this book seeks to redress. The book should be of interest to the general reader, those working in health promotion and education, policy makers and pressure groups.

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Table of Contents

Why is cycling of interest to the medical profession?; what is the scope of the report?; The health and fitness benefits of cycling - general fitness, lung and respiratory function, cardiovascular disease, life-cycle and the heart; why cycling for the heart?, obesity, other health benefits of exercise, mental health; current patterns of cycle ownership and use - cycle ownership cycle use; deterrents to cycling - effort, climate, cycle theft, work environment; danger on the road - road-accident data, reporting accidents, location of cycle accidents, factors contributing to accidents, accidents involving pedestrians, nature of injuries, cycle paths, risk assessment; air pollution - sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, levels of ozone, hydrocarbons and particulates, carbon monoxide, reducing air pollution; the latent demand for cycling; the role of the individual - taking care, child cyclist training, cycle helmets, conspicuous aids, face-masks; public policy on cycling - current policy on cycling, planning for cycling, continental experience, public attitudes; life-years lost versus life-years gained.

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Cycling: Towards Health and Safety by Edited by British Medical Association
Edited by British Medical Association
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Oxford University Press
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