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Reduced sickness absence in regular commuter cyclists can save employers 27 million euros

If employers in the Netherlands were to encourage employees to cycle to work more, annual savings could reach 27 million euros. These results of the TNO study were presented on 26 January this year by the Dutch Secretary of State for the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Tineke Huizinga, during the FietsVak 2009 event in the Dutch town of Rosmalen.

Results of an TNO-Study had been presented by Secretary of State
Tineke Huizinga during the FietsVak 2009 in Rosmalen.

PDF-Download of the Summary of the TNO-Study: Regelmatig fietsen naar het werk leidt tot lager ziekteverzuim (in English, 141 KB)

Original press release in English

Original press release in Dutch

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26. January 2009

Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat ( / Forschungsinstitut TNO (

NRVP Action Area
Planning and developing a cycling strategy