Large injury risk reduction from infrastructure

 

An extensive study carried out in Canada confirms the conclusions I have drawn from the recent work by Prof John Olivier in NSW: Safe infrastructure for people riding bicycles reduces injury rates.

The routes of 690 cyclists that were hospitalised were analysed. The lowest risks were:

  • 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)

Not surprisingly people will choose safer routes if they are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The study is commented on the University of British Columbia site

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