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Walking, cycling to work may lower heart disease, stroke risk 23.5.2018 General News
People who walk or cycle to work have a significantly lower risk of death due to heart disease or stroke, compared to those who commute by car, a study has found. Physical activity, including less vigorous forms such as walking and cycling, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, but despite this well-known benefit, levels of activity are still low in many countries. There are concerns that many peoples' lives involve increasingly sedentary occupations and little opportunity for leisure time physical activity. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Imperial College London in the UK set out to investigate the associations between using alternatives to the car which are more active for commuting and non-commuting purposes, and illness and mortality. For the study published in the journal Heart, they used data on 358,799 participants collected between 2006 and 2010. People were followed up for an average of seven years. They .
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Bengaluru’s first Bicycle Mayor to set up a ‘Council’ to boost cycling in city 22.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
His 40-km commute to work every day spurred Sankaran to reflect on the mobility crises in cities. As the Bicycle Mayor, he hopes to liaison with various agencies in Bengaluru for interventions that help cycling infrastructure. »
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Ignatius Chen, the bike doctor 22.5.2018 Hindu: Nxg
Meet Iggy from Bengaluru who loves to fix high-end bicycles
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Cycling to work can help you live longer 22.5.2018 General News
Walking down to office or cycling can increase the rate of life expectancy.Physical activity, including less vigorous forms such as walking and cycling, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, but despite this well-known benefit, levels of activity are still low in many countries.A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Imperial College London investigated the associations between using alternatives to the car which are more active for commuting and non-commuting purposes, and illness and mortality.According to the research, cycling was less prevalent, being mentioned by 8.5% and 7% of regular commuters for commuting and non-commuting travel, respectively, and by 4.8% of other participants."More active patterns of travel were associated with a reduced risk of incident and fatal CVD and all-cause mortality in adults. This is an important message for clinicians advising people about how to be physically active and ...
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Bengaluru gets its first ‘Bicycle Mayor’ 21.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Satya Shankaran was announced the winner from among 19 applicants
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Can Bicycle Mayors help Indian cities? 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
When the city planners cannot think like a cyclist, there comes a need to have a person who can give insights and perspectives. Bicycle Mayor is that person, and Bengaluru is going to have one. »
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China's Mobike to foray into India in next few weeks 20.5.2018 General News
App-based bicycle-sharing platform Mobike is firming up plans for its entry into the Indian market in the next few weeks and is in advanced discussions with authorities in various cities to start services. Mobike, which offers services in 16 countries across over 200 cities, was acquired by Chinese firm Meituan Dianping for an estimated USD 2.7 billion last month. "We are in advanced stages of discussions with authorities of various cities in India and are also looking at smart city projects. We want to be a part of the India story. We are looking at launching our services here in the next couple of weeks," Mobike India CEO Vibhor Jain told PTI. These cities include Nagpur, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad, among others, he added. Jain said the company is also in discussions with corporate parks and educational institutes in the country for introducing its platform. He, however, declined to comment on the investment earmarked for the Indian market or the number of bikes that will .
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Russian bikers, Crimeans cross 'Putin's bridge' in inaugural drive 16.5.2018 Reuters: World News
KERCH (Reuters) - Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking Crimea with Russia on Wednesday.
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Cabinet approves metro line extension from Noida City Centre to Sec62 16.5.2018 General News
The Cabinet today approved extension of metro rail network from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, which borders Ghaziabad in UP, with an investment of Rs 1,967 crore, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Briefing reporters on the Union Cabinet decisions, he said the total stretch is 6.675 kms long and will provide transport facilities to a large number of people living in Noida, besides catering to residents of close-by areas of Ghaziabad. He said Noida is also expanding in terms of commerce and educational facilities. Under Delhi Metro corridor, metro line will be extended from Noida City Centre to Sector 62, Noida Rs 1,967 crore would be spent on the expansion, he said.
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China tech giants bet on untangling logistics of Indonesian e-commerce 15.5.2018 General News
JAKARTA (Reuters) - In a warehouse on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital, supervisors at e-commerce company Lazada use bikes or electric scooters to zip around a floor the size of four soccer fields, where up to 3,000 staff pack and dispatch goods around the clock.The warehouse is one of five that Lazada has opened across Indonesia to cut costs and expand its reach in an archipelago whose 17,000 islands are sprinkled across an area bigger than the European Union.
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Meet 6 passionate cyclists – one of them’s gonna be Bengaluru’s first Bicycle Mayor! 14.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A passionate environmentalist and cyclist who has earned the nickname ‘Go Green Rao’ for his years of activism, another deeply inspired by the French culture of cycling and its implications for urban health, a sustainable »
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Motorists on Mumbai's roads are insensitive: Ambulance drivers 14.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Siren-blaring ambulances rushing patients for emergency medical care often struggle to reach their destination because motorists, particularly the younger lot, block their way on city roads, a study has found. Bikers, private cars, and autos lead this group of insensitive motorists, according to Radhee Foundation, which spoke to 15 ambulance operators, and over 100 ambulance drivers in Mumbai and Thane. The non-profit was associated with the recently concluded the Transport Department's Road Safety Fortnight. Seven of ten autos do not change lanes for an ambulance and the three-wheelers often drive on the lane meant for fast-moving vehicles. Around 60 percent of drivers associated with cab aggregators and bikers do not pay heed to the siren, found the study. "These are basic data. A detailed report will be prepared in a week's time," said Dr Rita Savla, founder, Radhee Foundation. Among private cars, owners of bigger vehicles and those with chauffeurs take efforts to make way for ambulances. Motorists in ...
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Forget Scooters: Transit Pods Will Soon Clutter City Streets 12.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Over the last several months a handful of startups have dropped hundreds or thousands of electric scooters on the sidewalks in cities like San Francisco, Austin, and San Diego, allowing anyone who...
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Biker launches awareness campaign against rhino poaching 11.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Biker launches awareness campaign against rhino poaching
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Metro launches revamped cycle sharing project 8.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
50 cycles at 8 stations; free biking up to 100 hours a month
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KMRL’s bicycle sharing programme from today 7.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) will launch its public bike (bicycle) sharing programme on Monday morning at MG Road metro rail station, making availa
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Green Army sets up cycling club 7.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
It plans to emphasise the environmental benefits of using cycle as a mode of transport
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Transport Ministry nod for 100% bio-ethanol vehicles by Bajaj, TVS 5.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Transport Ministry nod for 100% bio-ethanol vehicles by Bajaj, TVS
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Transport Ministry permits Bajaj, TVS to roll out 100% bio-ethanol vehicles 5.5.2018 Latest News
Gadkari suggested that institutions engaged in agricultural research take up topics such as biofuel to reduce dependency on oil imports
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More votaries now for public transport 4.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Collector travels by metro, bus to office on Public Transport Day
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