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Old 11-03-11, 01:56 PM   #1
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More Bikes, Healthier cities: An actual study

  • Study was done in the Midwest.
  • Says the Twin Cities could save $57 million and 300 lives by choosing to ride a bike for 1/2 of all trips under 2.5 miles.
  • Only included days with nice weather

Full text of story here though I saw another version of it in an email.

Study was done at the University of Wisconsin. Here's an article from NPR.

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Old 11-03-11, 02:04 PM   #2
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If the Twin Cities chose to use bikes, exclusively, for trips over 2.5 miles, and if that had the secondary effect that some of the people who did that, also started using bikes for longer trips (hey, this is fun, I wonder if I can make it to ...?), how would that affect the risk from increased exposure to air pollution? How much air pollution would that reduce?
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Old 11-03-11, 04:02 PM   #3
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Don't forget to read the legendary Star Tribune anonymous army of dolts comment section at the bottom.
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Old 11-03-11, 06:50 PM   #4
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Great article. I'm going to pass this along to my friends on Facebook. I'm sure people would just love to be healthy... and hear's a great way to do it.
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I made that mistake earlier today. RIF.
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