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Quality and Quantity

BikePortland reports on an upcoming study on injuries to bicycle commuters. The study finds that road conditions contributed to 20 percent of “traumatic events.” Great to see some data on this intuitive point.

Here’s an excerpt, but read the whole post:

The study found that, “There were no differences in age, gender, safety practices and experience levels between commuters who experienced a TE [traumatic event] and those who did not.”

“One finding I thought was interesting,” said Hoffman, “is that poor roadway surface conditions played a role in 20 percent of the traumatic events — gravel on the road, rail tracks on the road, steel plates in the road, and so on… led to these events.”

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