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
Posted by Freewheeler at 08:46
Labels: Cyclenation, going Dutch