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Every Bicyclist Counts

Every Bicyclist Counts Initiative

The Every Bicyclist Counts Initiative tracked and documented every fatal traffic crash involving a bicyclist captured by relevant internet search terms for a 12-month period. Over the course of the project, the League of American Bicyclists documented 628 fatal bike crashes. The League of American Bicyclists investigated how and why these crashes were happening, how they were reported, what was done as motorists were treated, and whether or not there were any consequences for their actions if they were deemed to be at fault in any way.

The results are sobering, eye opening, and critically helpful in informing the current debate about the need for a non-motorized traffic safety performance measure. Moreover, the lack of information, the lack of action, and the lack of a sense of outrage over these deaths, even in communities where this kind of tragedy is relatively common.

For additional information, please read the complete report below.

Source: http://bikeleague.org/content/new-report-every-bicyclist-counts 

 

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