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Health and Environmental Benefits of Walking and Bicycling

Over the years researchers have tried to determine the benefits of walking and bicycling on environmental (e.g., vehicle emissions and fuel use reductions) and health (e.g., physical activity and body-mass-index) measures. The following References list summarizes these research reports and describes what types of measures the authors quantified. The measures include:

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Research with Environmental and Physical Health Measures

Research Measures that Focus on Environmental Benefits Only

Research Measures that Focus on Physical Health Only

Updated: 12/9/2016
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