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New Conversation article on cycling and weather, by UQ|UP team

Hopping on your bike when it’s raining, or snowing, might seem unappealing. But research by Richard Bean, Dorina Pojani, and Jonathan Corcoran, recently featured in The Conversation found that inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others. In the first analysis of its kind, the UP|UP team captured eight years of data from 40 bike-sharing schemes around the world, across a range of climate zones, totalling 100 million trips. These data were then linked to fine-grained historical weather information.

Read the findings: https://theconversation.com/we-analysed-100-million-bike-trips-to-reveal-where-in-the-world-cyclists-are-most-likely-to-brave-rain-and-cold-166894

Listen to Richard Bean’s interview on the ABC Radio: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/goulburnmurray/programs/breakfast/breakfast/13571298 [~min 47]

The Conversation piece has been picked up by Extinction Rebellion:

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