Posts Tagged ‘bikes’

bikes in NYC

October 11, 2016

#Bike lanes are a sound public health investment
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-costbenefit-bike-lanes-idUSKCN11Z23A Each $1.3K for NYC provides 1 additional QALY for city residents

….But perhaps non-riders benefit more than riders (who are at risk for injury) cc @dspakowicz

New study of the economics of adding more bikes to NYC (ironically published in the journal “injury prevention”).
article: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2016/09/09/injuryprev-2016-042057.abstract

pop press article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-costbenefit-bike-lanes-idUSKCN11Z23A

QT:{{”
Every $1,300 New York City invested in building bike lanes in 2015 provided benefits equivalent to one additional year of life at full health over the lifetime of all city residents, according to a new economic assessment.
That’s a better return on investment than some direct health treatments, like dialysis, which costs $129,000 for one
quality-adjusted life year, or QALY, said coauthor Dr. Babak Mohit of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York.

Painting unprotected bike lanes into roads may not reduce injury and death, she said.
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The Road Ahead » American Scientist

September 18, 2016

The Road Ahead http://www.AmericanScientist.org/issues/feature/2016/4/the-road-ahead A future w. sensors in cars, roads & bridges. Could they also be added to #bikes to avoid collisions?

Political power on two wheels: Don’t mess with the bikers! – Salon.com

September 14, 2013

Political power on two wheels: Don’t mess with the bikers! #Bike v car in cities. Who should
win?http://www.salon.com/2013/09/07/political_power_on_two_wheels_dont_mess_with_the_bikers via @mattglidden