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NYC Safety in Numbers: Ridership Up, Fatalities Down

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nyc_washington_square1From Good.com: There are an estimated 185,000 cyclists in New York City every day. An increase of 30% over just four years ago. At the same time, cyclist fatalities have decreased over the years. NYC has been working to improve it’s infastructure for cyclists. Increasing the number of bike lanes, bike access to public transportation and building new greenways. 

But those aren’t the only reasons for the decrease in rider fatalities. As many cyclists know, there is strength in numbers. With more people riding, the motorized commuters become more aware of cyclists and more accustomed to sharing the road. So spread the word and hit the streets. 

Even with more riders in NYC now than ever, the fatality rate is lower than it has been in a decade. 

Click MORE for a graph of Daily Ridership vs. Annual Fatalities.




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Richard I
14 years ago

Same thing in the UK – Official Government figures reveal despite cycling levels increasing by 12%, cycling deaths are down from 136 to 115 -still far too many but it’s a start.

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