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Bike threats in NYC

2019-09-05 08:21:41.072941+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

On the one-hand, wait 'til they learn about cars. On the other hand, yes, mixed traffic is something we need to design for: NYC bicyclists are killing pedestrians and the city won’t stop it

Although data show the number of hurt pedestrians dipped from 315 in 2017 to 270 last year, roughly 300 people a year have been hurt by cyclists since the city began tracking such accidents in 2011, including a high of 361 injuries in 2015 and three deaths in 2014.

Be interesting to see if someone's got data on relative bicycle vs bus vs car passenger miles traveled within NYC to do some normalization.

Via Shadow.

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#Comment Re: Bike threats in NYC made: 2019-09-05 11:52:38.361056+00 by: DaveP

That link may need some correcting...

#Comment Re: Bike threats in NYC made: 2019-09-05 13:03:27.907818+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]


>Be interesting to see if someone's got data on relative bicycle vs bus vs car passenger miles traveled within NYC to do some normalization.

Hey, I'll take a stab at it...



We've got ~24 deaths per year via bicyclist for 178 million trips, vs ~312 deaths per year for motor vehicles for a number of trips I really can't find a determination for...


Looks like there's 730 million trips into the city per year, which doesn't count trips within the city (not many for private vehicles, lots for taxi/uber/lyft). I'd opine that the difference between death rates is pretty close to parity.

#Comment Re: Bike threats in NYC made: 2019-09-05 20:20:57.943387+00 by: Dan Lyke

Your "deaths per year via bicyclist" number may be off: That looks to me more like the number of bicyclists dead per year through collision, not the number killed by collisions with bicyclists, so would include those bicyclists run down by motorists.

#Comment Re: Bike threats in NYC made: 2019-09-05 22:39:33.815521+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Ah. Could very well be.

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