Promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7476.1238 (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1238
  1. David Ogilvie (d.ogilvie@msoc.mrc.gla.ac.uk), MRC fellow
  1. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ

    EDITOR—We agree that many of the interventions about which we found evidence were unlikely to have large effects in the face of strong economic and personal interests to the contrary. The complexity of transport related behaviour and interventions also makes it difficult to establish causal relations between interventions and outcomes.

    However, these do not constitute arguments against our approach. The evidence about barriers to cycling is undoubtedly relevant. But …

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