Many eperts will tell you that the more people bicycle, the less dangerous it becomes for pedestrians. The argument is that more and more risk adverse people take up bicycling and it forces the “extreme” cyclists to behave better.
Now some numbers are here to prove the point: in spite of the number of bicyclists nearly doubling between 2007 and 2009 in the Central Business District, the number of injuries to pedestrians by bicyclist went down by nearly 10%.
Once the effect of stricter enforcement takes hold, we hope to see even better results. Read the full story.