24 Feb '12, 2pm

Bad news: 630 cyclists died in 2009. Good news? That's down 12% on 2008.

Bad news: 630 cyclists died in 2009. Good news? That's down 12% on 2008.

630 “pedalcyclists” were killed in the USA during 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who've just released the official data. Those cyclists made up two per cent of the total motor vehicle fatalities for the same period. What the dry statistics don’t tell us is what percentage of the total number of American cycling public this number represents. And even bicycle advocacy groups like The League of American Bicyclists and Bikes Belong seem to have a hard time locking down such a figure. But Sustainable Energy Transition (SET) can at least advise that in 2009, sales of bicycles outstripped cars, with 2.55 million bikes sold, compared to 2.4 million cars and trucks. And whilst it is great to hear that fatalities decreased by 12%, relative to 2008 data, that fiigure would provide little comfort to the friends and families left to pick...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/two-cent-us-road-deaths-a...

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