Anne Macquarie

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May 17, 2012
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Learn to share the road

Several years ago I read a study that correlated the number of bicyclists on a city's streets with the number of bicycle-automobile accidents.

The results were surprising.

You'd think that as bike riders go up, bike-car accidents would rise. This study found that while there were more bike-car accidents overall, the proportionate number of accidents was fewer. In other words, the more cyclists on the road, the smaller the likelihood an individual cyclist would be in a bike-car accident.

The authors of the study concluded that as motorists become more accustomed to seeing cyclists, they amend their driving behavior to …

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