Hey, it's Bike Month!
I rarely talk about biking here, for some reason. Well, that’s about to change!
Here’s an interesting interview in the Star with bizarro Clive Owen, a bike safety expert since being run over by a truck while in a bike lane. Notable (I quote):
- Research shows the average duration of time spent in a car has gone up by over 200 per cent over the last 20 years. The distance people are driving has also increased.
- drivers were largely culpable in 74 per cent of all of accidents and partially culpable in another 16 per cent.
- 97 per cent of the drivers in cases of fatal accidents involving cyclists were male. It is highly unlikely to get that kind of statistic by random chance.
- The Netherlands has the lowest cycling fatality rate in the world per kilometre cycled or per cyclist, and their rate of helmet use is less than 1 per cent.