More Evidence That Bikeshare Systems Are the Safest Way to Bike

Another study from a reputable think-tank offers evidence that bikeshare is the safest way to bike.

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March 14, 2016, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

"According to research conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute, the rate of accidents among bikesharing participants was lower than regular riders," reports Patrick Sisson. More specifically, the study examined bikeshare in Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis-St.Paul, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and "concluded that the rates of collision and injury among bikesharing participants were lower than rates among regular bicyclists."

Sisson provides more details about the findings contained in the study, as well as soundbites and insight from researchers on the study. The study adds to a growing body of research that finds bikeshare to be safer than personal bike use. The first news of such data on Planetizen came in 2011. The launch of bikeshare in New York also launched a new level of scrutiny about the safety of bikeshare. And Divvy bikeshare in Chicago most recently reported exemplary safety data in February 2015.

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