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Fatal bicycle accidents in children

The authors reviewed the coroner's records of all fatal bicycle accidents occurring in children in Ontario between 1985-1989. The authors suggest that more emphasis should be placed on primary and secondary injury prevention by such methods as bicycle safety education for children and the promotion of bike helmet use.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

The role of alcohol in nonfatal bicycle injuries

This research paper was published in Accident Analysis & Prevention in 1990. It found that alcohol increased the bicyclist's risk of injury from falling more than from collision. As an unprotected road user, an inebriated bicyclist greatly increases his own risk of injury but seldom causes danger to other road users.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Inverse associations between cycling to work, public transport, and overweight and obesity

The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between various modes of transport to work and overweight and obesity, in men and women.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Cycling: Getting Australia Moving: Barriers, facilitators and interventions to get more Australians

This 2008 report published by the Cycling Promotion Fund questions what barriers exist to more adult Australians cycling and what can be done to overcome these hurdles.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Moving beyond ‘rates, roads and rubbish’: How do local governments make choices about healthy public

While the causes of obesity are well known traditional education and treatment strategies do not appear to be making an impact. One solution as part of a broader complimentary set of strategies may be regulatory intervention at local government level to create environments for healthy nutrition and increased physical activity.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Active transport: adults (an overview of recent evidence)

This report provides a summary of the role of active transport in achieving recommended levels of physical activity in Australia.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease

This report focuses on prevention of the modifiable risk factors for the three closely related conditions of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. These diseases account for around a quarter of the burden of disease in Australia, and just under two-thirds of all deaths. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Active transport: children and young people (an overview of recent evidence)

This report provides an overview of physical activity trends in children and the role of active transport in the health of young people. Active transport, in particular, has declined dramatically in countries, including Australia, where car travel has become the predominant form of personal mobility. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010

“How times have changed”, Active transport literature review

This paper will explore a number of key areas which relate to children’s independent mobility. The first is to detail the changes in values around child rearing. The second half of this paper will detail the barriers and enablers to children’s independent mobility based on findings from international and Australian studies. Finally, this paper will look at how to improve children’s independent mobility using active transport with the view to creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable society.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Valuing the health benefits of active modes

This report seeks to provide a per-kilometre value for the health benefits of active transport modes (such as walking and cycling) that is compatible with the Land Transport New Zealand Economic Evaluation Manual Volume 2.


Mon 27th Sep 2010