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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