From the always great TreeHugger.com, a comparison of falling accident numbers coinciding with a rise in cyclist numbers in New York City:
- We have noted before that when it comes to bicyles, there is safety in numbers; the more bikes on the road, the more aware drivers are of their existence. As we noted in our post Do Bicycle Helmet Laws Do More Harm Than Good?, from a 2003 study:
-Where, or when, more people walk or bicycle, the less likely any of them are to be injured by motorists. There is safety in numbers.
But still, the graph from the Atlantic shows huge growth in ridership, and a continuing decline in accidents.