Bicycle Ambassador Program
promoting safe cycling in northern Colorado
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Increasingly I hear from people who say they love riding their bikes on our trails, but are afraid to ride on the streets. Research has shown that this sentiment is common among the general population; a seminal study in Portland, Oregon found that nearly 60 percent of the population is interested in bicycling, but concerned for their safety (commonly referred to as the “Interested but Concerned” population).
Research shows that kids who get to school under their own power learn better than their peers who catch a ride. Results from the “Mass Experiment 2012,” a study of 20,000 Danish children ages 5-19, show, “Children who walk or cycle to school rather than being driven by their parents have an increased power of concentration and the effect of this ‘exercise’ lasts all morning.”
When you hear the phrase “public health,” what comes to mind — infectious disease control, community mental health programs, preventive medicine, flu vaccines? In fact, the way our cities are built and planned, especially our transportation systems, is a public health topic and can either support or deter healthy living.