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Month: July 2016

Globe Article: The road to fear-free biking in Boston

Nice article in the Globe quantifies the benefits of cycling, predictably using Copenhagen as the model.

“In Copenhagen, cyclists make up 45 percent of all commuters, and city planners have quantified the benefits. Adding up costs avoided by reducing traffic congestion, noise, crashes, wear and tear on infrastructure, and air pollution, they estimate 64 cents of net social gain from every mile traveled by bike instead of car. More residents getting regular exercise drives down health care costs by an estimated 61 cents per mile cycled.”

The road to fear-free biking in Boston