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  • Do it! One is nearly ten times as likely to die as a pedestrian in New York than one is as pedalcyclist: FARS data [dot.gov].

    Check out Transit Alternatives [transalt.org] for great maps [transalt.org] and other useful cycling information [transalt.org] (including city riding safety tips).

    Plus, it's really fun ;-)

    -- Douglas Hunter

    • Sweet! Thanks for the links. :)
    • Nearly ten times as many pedestrians die as pedalcyclists. Your claim would be true only if the were the same number of pedestrians as pedalcyclists, and I assume that in reality pedestrians are many times more common. Still, bicycling does seem less dangerous than some people think.
      • Your claim would be true only if the were the same number of pedestrians as pedalcyclists, and I assume that in reality pedestrians are many times more common.

        Well, the claim is supported by the damned lies that I linked to. Just because I didn't mention that you are probably more likely to die riding a bike in Manhattan than walking down the street doesn't make my claim less true [grin].

        Still, bicycling does seem less dangerous than some people think.

        Exactly.

        -- Douglas