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2010-03-19 15:29:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycling has never been more popular in the U.S. and Florida - and accidents between cyclists and motor vehicles have never been more common. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100319/FL73495-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100319/FL73495-b ) In 2008, 716 cyclists died in bicycle / motor vehicle crashes, or two percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes that year, notes...

2009-07-14 05:55:00

According to a recent study examining more than 2,000 middle-aged Americans, walking or biking even a portion of the distance to work "” something done by only a small fraction of U.S. adults "” is linked to a higher level of overall physical fitness. The study found that only around 17 percent of city-dwellers walk or ride a bicycle for any stretch of the way to their place of employment. Those who did, however, performed significantly better on treadmill fitness tests, even...

2008-08-14 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson NORMAL - Federal, state and local officials will meet today and Thursday to study ways to encourage kids to ride bikes or walk to school. The conference at Illinois State University is the first statewide gathering to focus on Safe Roads to School, a national program Congress established in 2005. Federal lawmakers set aside more than $600 million to spend through 2009 to promote fitness and attack obesity among children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Reducing...

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