Bicycle Collisions More Likely on Less-Traveled Roads


By Charles Pekow — The most bike crashes don’t necessarily occur in the most well-traveled routes. That’s what Pittsburgh found out when the city overlayed data on where collisions take place with data on where cyclists most often ride. It’s not the heavily trafficked corridors but the less-ridden roads that lack a stop sign or bike lane or involve a blind curve or some other danger where riders are more likely to get smashed.

Pittsburgh used information collected by Streetlight Data, an analytics firm that measures where people ride by tracking devices such as cellphones. The City Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is using the data to prioritize safety projects.



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