Multi-lane roads more dangerous for cyclist crashes, study finds

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Maybe another reason these 10 Denver intersections have the most bike-involved traffic accidents is because all of them had at least one street with four lanes.

Researcher Bob Schneider, focusing on severe bike and pedestrian crashes, found that four-lane roads in Wisconsin’s major urban areas are “hot spots for fatalities.”

Schneider says separated lanes, wide shoulders and improved bicyclist visibility at night could help reduce these severe accidents.

 

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