Cycling : towards health and safety
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.
eBook, English, 1992
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992
1 online resource (ix, 159 pages) : illustrations (pbk)
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.