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Commuter cycling can enhance the long-term physical health in the general population. But it is not well understood whether cyclists are exposed to higher risks due to air pollution and accidents. A non-marginal shift to cycling helps to realize a better general air quality, a better overall physical condition of the population, and an increased general traffic safety. Quantifying these effects in costs will assist policy makers in their decisions.

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The SHAPES project will assess all health risks and benefits of commuter cycling in cities, compared to commuting by car.

SHAPES is at the crossroads of transport and health research and uses advanced GIS techniques to integrate the results of basic studies and experiments in each expertise (air pollution, physical health and accidents) in order to support future transport and public health policies.



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