Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Surprisingly High

The number of cyclist fatalities in Japan last year.

According to the data, there were 633 fatal bicycle accidents last year, with most occurring in Saitama, Tokyo, Aichi and Osaka prefectures.

via Police recommend safety training for reckless cyclists ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion.


Could be ‘just one of those things’

Significantly more bicyclists killed in car-bike crashes, significantly fewer injured in car-bike crashes… Does this make some kind of sense?

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via NHTSA 2011 Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview (pdf):

Demographics of the bicycling population

Take this back to 1970 and you would see a far more extreme change.

The decline of child cycling is the most important story in American cycling, rears its ugly head in data like this.

via NHTSA Bicyclists and Other Cyclists Fact Sheet 2010 (pdf):


Map of road fatalities 2001-2009
November 26, 2011, 00:44
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A very cool and probably a useful tool, although the database (FARS), based on police reports, is incomplete. Shows pedestrian, vehicle occupant, cyclist or motorcyclist, w/ age.