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The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change

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The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change. / Pooley, Colin; Horton, David; Scheldeman, Griet; Tight, Miles; Helen, Harwatt; Jopson, Ann; Jones, Tim; Chisholm, Alison; Mullen, Caroline.

Transport and Climate Change . ed. / Tim Ryley; Lee Chapman. Bingley : Emerald, 2012. p. 175-195.

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Pooley, C, Horton, D, Scheldeman, G, Tight, M, Helen, H, Jopson, A, Jones, T, Chisholm, A & Mullen, C 2012, The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change. in T Ryley & L Chapman (eds), Transport and Climate Change . Emerald, Bingley, pp. 175-195.

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Pooley, C., Horton, D., Scheldeman, G., Tight, M., Helen, H., Jopson, A., Jones, T., Chisholm, A., & Mullen, C. (2012). The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change. In T. Ryley, & L. Chapman (Eds.), Transport and Climate Change (pp. 175-195). Emerald.

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Pooley C, Horton D, Scheldeman G, Tight M, Helen H, Jopson A et al. The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change. In Ryley T, Chapman L, editors, Transport and Climate Change . Bingley: Emerald. 2012. p. 175-195

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Pooley, Colin ; Horton, David ; Scheldeman, Griet ; Tight, Miles ; Helen, Harwatt ; Jopson, Ann ; Jones, Tim ; Chisholm, Alison ; Mullen, Caroline. / The role of walking and cycling in reducing the impacts of climate change. Transport and Climate Change . editor / Tim Ryley ; Lee Chapman. Bingley : Emerald, 2012. pp. 175-195

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