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Safety in Numbers

Elly Blue’s article on safety in numbers is making the rounds in the cycling blogosphere / Twittersphere / Facebook-o-sphere, and it’s worth repeating: safety for cyclists seems to improve when there are more of us on the road.

Safety in numbers

Welcome to Cyclelicious. Streetsblog reported fewer cyclist fatalities in New York City in spite of many more cyclists on the road. Tom Vanderbilt passes along a similar effect in the UK, the Netherlands, and Copenhagen. More bicycle news Photo by Mark Stosberg: Becky and Pastor Matt in Richmond, Indiana. Also featured also at VeloCouture. SF read more »

Bicycle safety workshop and more

Before I get started: It’s a long story, but I lost my bike helmet. I’m seeking recommendations. My strong preference is for a well ventilated “road” style helmet. No skater or urban helmets, no mountain bike helmets. I’m looking at around the $100 price range, so helmets like the Giro Atmos or Specialized Propero. Let read more »

Hump Day Report: Friendly cyclists, Bay Area bike safety, and a not so friendly Yahoo.

Happy Hump Day and greetings to Eloy, who I met this morning on the Guadalupe River Trail. This Dutch cyclist wears the royal color for his bike commute.

Bicycle risks and safety

Raise The Hammer in Canada posts a good article about the safety of bicycling relative to the risks of other common activities such as driving and walking. The author, Ryan McGreal, uses real numbers and everything! The fatality rate for every million hours spent cycling is 0.26, compared to 0.47 per million driving hours (on-road read more »

Digging into data: California cyclist fatalities

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released their 2012 traffic fatalities numbers yesterday, and the wonkier blogs make note that cyclist and pedestrians fatalities increased faster than those of car occupants. Between 2011 and 2012, we had a 3.3% increase in traffic fatalities in the United States, while cyclist and pedestrian fatalities increased by read more »