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Transport officials org research shows pairing bike share with safe infrastructure swells cyclist numbers
July 22, 2016 Mark Sutton
Research by the US National Association of City Transportation Officials has shown a clear link between both the proliferation of safe cycling infrastructure and bike share schemes as significantly impacting numbers cycling.
Sounds obvious right? Well there’s a lot more data that confirms age-old theories where that came from. In fact the study – titled Equitable Bike Share Means Building Better Places for People to Ride – is downloadable in three papers right here.
The association’s research re-affirms the widely held belief of safety in numbers, with
data from five of the seven US cities surveyed showing a decline in cyclists killed or seriously injured despite increased ridership. In the remaining two cities where incident levels didn’t come down the rate of KSI growth has slowed over time.