Comment 38572

By bike lanes (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2010 at 19:39:41

It's clear that "Are bike lanes a good idea?" simply didn't read the Am J Pub Health article since it directly refutes his claims about the total number of accidents in different countries compared with changes in the number of cyclists:

"The [82%] drop in cyclist fatalities in Germany is especially impressive
because it came during a boom in cycling there, with a doubling in the number of bike
trips and 50% growth in the share of total trips made by bike.10 By contrast, the 27% fall in cyclist fatalities in the United States was
due almost entirely to the sharp decline in cycling
by children.31,32"

I don't see how the evidence that increased rates of cycling are associated with lower absolute numbers of fatalities could be any stronger!

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