January 2004

MORE cycling= LESS accidents 

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Contrary to what most people will tell you it has been proven that the more cyclists there are the less accidents that occur.

The British Medical Juournal recently carried this research project which investigated any possible links between the number of cyclists (and pedestrians) and the number of accidents.

http://ip.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/9/3/205
or 
http://ip.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/9/3/205.pdf 


Objective: To examine the relationship between the numbers of people walking or bicycling and the frequency of collisions between motorists and walkers or bicyclists. The common wisdom holds that the number of collisions varies directly with the amount of walking and bicycling. However, three published analyses of collision rates at specific intersections found a non-linear relationship, such that collisions rates declined with increases in the numbers of people walking or bicycling.

Conclusion: A motorist is less likely to collide with a person walking and bicycling if more people walk or bicycle. Policies that increase the numbers of people walking and bicycling appear to be an effective route to improving the safety of people walking and bicycling.

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