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Letters Cycling in urban environments

Benefits of public bicycle schemes must be evaluated carefully

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5771
  1. Elliot Fishman, PhD scholar1
  1. 1Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland University of Technology, QLD 4059, Australia
  1. e.fishman{at}

Rojas-Rueda and colleagues’ paper compares the health benefits of Bicing (Barcelona’s public bicycle share scheme) with possible risks associated with increased cycling.1 Public bicycle share schemes seem to be one of the most effective methods of increasing the …

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