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‘Essential Evidence 4 Scotland No 2 – Cycling campaigns promoting health versus campaigns promoting safety’ (2018) Transport Research Institute

Messages to non-cyclists might be more likely to influence perceptions of cycling, and positively, if they emphasise health benefits rather than safety precautions.

‘Essential Evidence 4 Scotland No 1 – Active travel inequalities in Scotland‘ (2018) Transport Research Institute

Most health inequalities are largely unfavourable to the most deprived groups in the population, but in the case of active travel in Scotland they run in the opposite direction. Those living in the most deprived areas are the most likely to report active travel.

Bike Life. Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling. Report.’ (2019) Sustrans

More cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses in seven major UK cities by 2040.

Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling. Methodology and Results‘ (2019) Sustrans

Exposure to the traffic-related air pollutants particle number and NO2 when commuting by modes: Walk, Cycle, Car and Bus‘ (2018) University of Leeds


Cycling and Walking for Individual and Population Health Benefits‘ (2018) Public Health England

The association between commuter cycling and sickness absence‘ (2010)

Investments that work for physical activity‘ (2011) Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

Children’s Independent Mobility‘ (2015) Policy Studies Institute

Exercise: The miracle cure and the role of the doctor in prescribing it‘ (2015) Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Local action to mitigate the health impact of cars‘ Faculty of Public Health

Transport and Health‘ Faculty of Public Health

How can transport contribute to public health‘ (2007) Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-cause mortality from walking and cycling and shape of dose response relationship‘ (2014) International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

Costing the burden of ill health related to physical inactivity for Scotland‘ (2012) NHS Health Scotland

Community severance and health – what do we know?‘ Journal of Urban Health

‘What’s likely to give you a head injury’ Copenhagenize

The association between commuter cycling and sickness absence‘ (2010)

Findings included:

  • The mean total duration of absenteeism over the study year was more than 1 day shorter in cyclists than in non-cyclists.
  • Compared to people who cycle a short distance (≤ 5 km) three times a week, people who cycle more often and longer distances are absent for fewer days on average.

‘Health Economic Assessment Tool for Walking and Cycling’ WHO

‘The health benefits of cycling and walking in Scotland: Facts and figures’ Sustrans

‘Domains of physical activity and all cause mortality’ Oxford Academic

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