Biking Safer in Paris than Suburban and Rural France by @globalsiteplans

Another note: most lethal accidents are from isolated places outside of cities. The practice of biking is therefore not dangerous where most people imagine, meaning in the city, and even more so in Paris. On the contrary, the accidents, while being less lethal, are more numerous in the city. According to the numbers of the ministry, 64% of people who were killed while on a bike in 2012 were biking outside of the metropolitan area, but 85% of bicycle accidents took place in the city. How do we explain this? Very easily because the practice of cycling in the city has literally exploded in the last 10 years; therefore, the number of accidents has logically increased, and the more populated cities are, the more cyclists they have. But it’s inversely proportional. Here is the prognosis: out of the 185 cyclists killed in 2012, only 33 were in communes of more than 20,000 inhabit...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/424756

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