Friday, 19 October 2012

Safety in Infrastructure

Sadly, I don’t think the CycleNation website will be able to find the space to carry news of these research findings:

Certain types of routes carry much lower risk of injury for cyclists, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

Cycle tracks (physically separated bike lanes) carries the lowest injury risk for cyclists, at about one-tenth the risk. 

Cycle tracks and other bike-specific infrastructure are prevalent in the cycling cities of Northern Europe, but have been slow to catch on in North America,” says Kay Teschke, a professor in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and lead author of the study. “Adoption of safer route infrastructure would prevent crashes from occurring in the first place