Tuesday, October 23, 2012

From the Department of Redundancy Department...

Cycling is Safer in Bike Lanes

Today in unsurprising news, we have a report out of the American Journal of Public Health, which concludes that bike infrastructure, no matter how rudimentary, cuts down on cycling-related hospital admissions by 50 percent. Just for painting a white line on the road and eliminating a lane for parking, which the city has done this year to some grumbling (also unsurprising).

The study confirms what many cyclists have long know, or at least suspected: Dedicating cycling infrastructure not only makes riders feel safe, it actually makes them safer. Put up all the violent, blood-bath-looking pro-helmet signs you’d like, the thin white line is what really helps.

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