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More Proof that There's Safety In Numbers For Cyclists

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Image Credit Wang Wenlan: The Kingdom of Bicycles Two years ago I wrote For Bicylists, There is Safety in Numbers noting the work of Chris Rissel, who said "It appears that motorists adjust their behaviour in the presence of increasing numbers of people bicycling because they expect or experience more people cycling." Last year we asked Is there "safety in numbers"? and quoted Peter Jacobson's 2003 study that concluded that "Where, or when, more people walk or bicycle, the less likely any of them are to be injured by motorists. There is safety in numbers." Now cycling activist Elly Blue follows up on Grist with more recent data, and notes how the theory is catching on. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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