New Vision for Cycling: Doubling the Benefits

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CTC's 'New Vision for Cycling' sets out the benefits which doubling cycling (and halving the risks of cycling) would have.
Over a third of Copenhageners cycle to work - can we achieve the same?
Over a third of Copenhageners cycle to work - can we achieve the same?
[1] DfT. National Travel Survey 2006. 2007. table 3.4

[2] Foresight. Tackling Obesities: Future Choices. 2007

[3] Calculated using methodology in SQW. Valuing the benefits of cycling. 2007

[4] PL Jacobsen, Safety in numbers: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling. Injury Prevention. 2003. vol 9, pp 205-9. See

[5] Committee on Climate Change. Building a low carbon economy. 2008. p. 291

[6] Botma & Papendrecht, Traffic operation of bicycle traffic. TU-Delft, 1991.

[7] Calculated on the basis of 170 gm/km for an average car, around 200 trips per year.

[8] See note 5.

[9] Tuxworth W et al, Health, fitness, physical activity and morbidity of middle aged male factory workers.  British Journal of Industrial Medicine vol 43. pp 733-753, 1986.

[10] Paffenbarger R et al,  Physical activity, all-cause mortality and longevity of college alumni.  New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 314(10) pp 605-613, 1986 (for abstract see ).

[11] See note 4.

[12] DfT. Transport Statistics Great Britain 2007. 2008. table 7.1

[13] DfT. Road Casualties Great Britain 2007. 2008. table 2.

[14] Transport for London press release, 16th June 2008. accessed:,

[15] TfL. Casualties in Greater London in 2007. 2008. accessed:

[16] Personal communication with Leicester City Council.

[17] Robinson DL. ‘Safety in numbers in Australia: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling.’  Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 2005, vol 16: pp47-51 -


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