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cycling injury study

2012-10-22 19:53:07.83037+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments


University of British Columbia - Cycling in Cities Research Program: our injury study:

We found that route infrastructure does affect the risk of cycling injuries. The most commonly observed route type was major streets with parked cars and no bike infrastructure. It had the highest risk. In comparison, the following route types had lower risks (starting with the safest route type):
  • cycle tracks (bike lanes physically separated from motor vehicle traffic) alongside major streets (about 1/10 the risk)
  • residential street bike routes (about 1/2 the risk)
  • major streets with bike lanes and no parked cars (about 1/2 the risk)
  • off-street bike paths (about 6/10 the risk)

Note particularly the graph of route preference vs route safety, MUPs appear to be less safe than major streets, but separated cycle tracks are safest.

via DC Streetsblog: Study: Protected Bike Lanes Reduce Injury Risk Up to 90 Percent

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