Promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars: Perception of safety is biggest obstacle

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7476.1237-b (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1237
  1. Patrick Lingwood, cycling development coordinator south east (Patrick.lingwood@aeat.co.uk)
  1. Oxford OX1 2JQ

    EDITOR—The article by Ogilvie et al highlights the urgent need to promote cycling and walking as a way of promoting individual health.1 Compared with Europe, not many people in the United Kingdom cycle. For example, in England only 1% of children's journeys are by cycle, compared with 50% in the Netherlands (P Lingwood, unpublished). However, I take issue with the authors' main conclusion that …

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