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Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries


Streetcar tracks may be a factor in almost a third of all bicycle crashes in Toronto, new research suggests.

Of 276 Toronto cyclists interviewed, 90 reported that streetcar tracks were directly involved in their crashes, says Kay Teschke, a professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health.

About half of those track-related crashes occurred when a bike tire got caught, according to Teschke, while the rest happened when bike tires slipped on the tracks.

Read the full post: “Streetcar tracks blamed for a third of bicycling injuries” on The Star.