9th March 2018, Volume 131 Number 1471

Edward Randal, Romane Baland, Michael Keall

Encouraging cycling is important for health, societal and environmental reasons.1 Cycling has been shown to have clear benefits for cardiorespiratory health and can reduce risk of certain cancers and rates…

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Author Information

Edward Randal, Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; Romane Baland, Student, Urban Engineering, École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, France;
Michael Keall, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Simon Kennett at the New Zealand Transport Agency for his help in formulating this research project and Aïcha Bana for her help with data collection.

Correspondence

Edward Randal, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Newtown, Wellington 6242.

Correspondence Email

edward.randal@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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