On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 10:32:32 -0400, Frank Krygowski
On 9/2/2019 12:19 AM, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 1 Sep 2019 20:55:05 -0700 (PDT), Chalo
The problem isn't e-bikers going 28mph. It's *anyone* going 28mph in a real city. I think 20mph inside city limits (under pain of death) is plenty fast enough where there are humans and other living things present.
Wouldn't it be even safer if people walked :-)
Not according to research by John Pucher of Rutgers. His numbers show
pedestrians have over three times the fatality-per-mile rate of bicyclists.
But could that be that is because there are three times as many of
British data also shows cycling to be safer per mile than walking. Ditto
some old Australian data, and IIRC several European countries.
I read that Presumably cycling is more dangerous than walking? Not so
- 671 pedestrians were killed in 2004, at a rate of 43 per billion km.
Really? But why compare auto's that travel at, perhaps 60 kmh and
bicycles that travel perhaps 30 kmh with pedestrian that maybe travel
After all 43/billion is (if I got my numbers right) 1/23235813 km. At
4 km/h that is 663 years, or what about 9.5 lifetimes?
Walking is dangerius?