New Study Finds Wide Disparities in Bicycle Safety Across U.S. Cities
Research by Bisnar Chase released a new report ranking the safest and most dangerous cities for bicycling in the United States. The study analyzed miles of bike lanes, trail networks, traffic patterns, and cycling education efforts to produce safety scores for large U.S. cities.
By: Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama cities fared poorly in the bicycle safety assessment. Narrow streets, lack of designated cycling space, and high-speed traffic contribute to heightened risk for cyclists navigating these cities. The study authors recommend infrastructure improvements, revised road design standards, and greater public education on sharing the road safely with bikes.
"We hope this nationwide study will help guide local efforts to improve cycling safety through smart street design and bike-focused policies," said managing partner and trial attorney Brian Chase. "Everyone deserves access to safe, sustainable transportation options like biking and better safety measures will reduce injuries to cyclists."
The full report, including the complete city rankings and policy recommendations, is available at https://www.bestattorney.com/