Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


In 2020, Traffic fatalities up, while VMT down

That’s strikingly bad. Total fatalities up 8% over 2019, while fatality rate per vmt rose 24% by one estimate.

Source: Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged : NPR



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): http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811701.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): http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811624.pdf

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