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Those biking Bankers: Active commuters to the World Bank
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Great article, very interesting, thanks for sharing this material.
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Some of the bike paths in the DC area have a very large number of streets intersecting them (e.g. the W&OD) with path-facing stop signs that are often taken less formally than they are meant to be. I am curious if accidents at path/street intersections are being reported as path accidents, street accidents or divided up/weighted across both categories. If these were self-reported, accidents at these intersections seem more likely to be reported as path accidents, I would guess.
“the accident risk for the Bank bike commuters traveling on bike paths was greater than those traveling on roadways. It’s unclear why that would be so.”
This does not surprise me. On streets, motorists tend to follow the rules better than do cyclists and particularly pedestrians, who usually use bike paths, too.
It may also be that cyclists on bike paths think they are safer and take more chances, just as it may be that those who wear helmets might take more risks because they think they are safer with head protection.
Kudos to Mr. Reid for his sterling example as a cyclist.
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