More Bike, More Safe

Science Daily reports:

International research reveals that as cycling participation increases, a cyclist is far less likely to collide with a motor vehicle or suffer injury and death – and what’s true for cyclists is true for pedestrians. And it’s not simply because there are fewer cars on the roads, but because motorists seem to change their behaviour and drive more safely when they see more cyclists and pedestrians around.

Anecdotal evidence: In Springfield the number of bikers on the road (and every otherĀ  available surface) has increased dramatically in the past three weeks because college students are back in town. And I’ve noticed less honking and other cranky behavior by motorists.

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  1. Betsy Miller wrote:

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    Posted 12 Nov 2008 at 6:48 pm