Long-held wisdom suggested that dedicated bicycle infrastructure would make cyclists less safe by disallowing cars to get used to sharing the road with them. A new research study examined the bicycle safety of 14 types of routes. What did they find?
Dedicated bike lanes can reduce bicycle injuries by 50 percent, and bike routes physically separated from traffic car traffic with things like bollards or curbs reduces bicycle injuries by 90 percent. Looks like we should invest in more dedicated bike infrastructure, assuming you don’t get your jollies from mowing over cyclists.
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