Critical Math
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Critical Math

The more people who bike, the safer each biker is. So says ScienceDaily, citing studies done throughout Europe and California, and experts like Dr. Julie Hatfield from the University of New South Wales, who says that “the likelihood that an individual cyclist will be struck by a motorist falls with increasing rate of bicycling in a community. And the safer cycling is perceived to be, the more people are prepared to cycle.” Dr. Chris Rissel from Sydney University also notes that “it appears that motorists adjust their behaviour in the presence of increasing numbers of people bicycling because they expect or experience more people cycling.” Which makes sense! But we can’t help but think that the same logic of safety in numbers applies—probably even more so—to communities who cycle en masse, like Critical or Kidical Mass. [via I Bike T.O.]