Cycling and health

Jan Garrard, Chris Rissel, Adrian Bauman, Billie Giles-Corti

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Cycling has many health benefits, particularly as a form of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Cycling for transport enables individuals to incorporate physical activity into daily life. Furthermore, it is accessible, practical, and convenient for population groups with low levels of participation in sports and other forms of leisure-time physical activity. In countries and cities with high cycling levels, cycling for transport is undertaken by substantial proportions of the population of all ages. In addition, recreational cycling can further contribute to total population levels of physical activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCycling for sustainable cities
EditorsRalph Buehler, John Pucher
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherMIT Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780262542029
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUrban and Industrial Environments
PublisherMIT Press


  • Cycling safety
  • cycling infrastructure
  • Public health
  • advocacy
  • cities
  • city planning


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