Comment 38571

By bike lanes (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2010 at 18:15:34

I'm not sure you looked closely at the statistics: for example, the Netherlands has seen a 45% increase in cycling and a 58% decrease in fatalities (that's an absolute 58% decrease).

See for example, http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/Campaigns/CTC_Safety_in_Numbers.pdf

The fact that the absolute number of fatalities has dropped is backed up by figure 4 in the Am J Pub Health article, if you refuse to believe any statistics published by a cycling advocacy group. In fact, the Am J Pub Health article reported that cyclist fatalities declined 57% from 1975 to 2001, at the same time the number of cyclists was increasing. I don't understand how you can say "this study says NOTHING about the TOTAL number of injuries" when it gives the absolute figures relative to a 1975 baseline!

You are also making claims, and it time you started providing some real statistical evidence.

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