Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bike Lane Design Can Leave Cyclists At Risk - IIHS News

Some protected bike lanes leave cyclists vulnerable to injury

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers make cyclists feel safer and encourage more people to ride. But a new IIHS study shows that protected bike lanes vary in terms of injury risk. Factors such as the number of driveways or alleys intersecting the lanes and whether the lanes are one- or two direction affect the likelihood of a crash or fall.