Safety in numbers: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling

This paper examines the relationship between the numbers of people walking or bicycling and the frequency of collisions between motorists and walkers or bicyclists. The common wisdom holds that the number of collisions varies directly with the amount of walking and bicycling. However, three published analyses of collision rates at specific intersections found a non-linear relationship, such that collisions rates declined with increases in the numbers of people walking or bicycling.
Author(s):
P L Jacobsen
Publisher(s):
BMJ Publishing Group
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Unknown
Date Published:
September 2003
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USA Location: unknown
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