Beyond Equity — A Strategy for Developing Critical Leadership in Transportation

Health Impacts of Bike-Sharing Systems in the U.S.

This study followed a quantitative health impact assessment approach to estimate the risks and benefits of bike sharing systems. Specifically, researchers quantified the health impacts of physical activity, air pollution, and traffic incidents, analyzing all the trips made by bike share systems in the U.S. and New York City. Input data on transport, traffic safety, air quality, and physical activity were collated from public records and scientific publications. Researchers also modeled the health impacts on adult users related to mortality, disease incidence, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and health economic impacts (related to morbidity and mortality).

Read our article summarizing the study’s findings here.