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Strong opening statements from @NTSB: "preventing a crash from happening in the first place is our top priority." and "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not."
@NTSB Why is @NTSB doing this Bicycle Safety Report? According to @NHTSAgov , 806 bicyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017. ... and it has been 47 years since the @NTSB examined bicyclist safety
@NTSB @NHTSAgov In 2008 the @CDCgov @CDCChronic @CDCEnvironment set a healthy people 2020 goal for the bicyclist fatality rate at 0.22 deaths per 100,000 people. Since then the bicyclist fatality rate has increased and reached .26 deaths per 100k in 2016
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I had an epic #bikenyc day yesterday, until I got doored and knocked off my bike for the first time. I’m fine, just angry that a For Hire Vehicle passenger’s carelessness and bad infrastructure hurt me and could’ve killed me. 1/
I was riding home from a friend’s bday dinner in the Village, heading east on Houston Street to 1st Ave, which I take up to the Queensboro Bridge. On the last block, I rode in the “bike lane” between the vehicles poised to turn right and the cars positioned to go straight. 2/
As I was riding through the stopped vehicles, about to make my left onto 1st Ave, an SUV passenger in the going-straight lane (far away from the curb) flung the right rear door open into me and knocked me down in the “bike lane.” 3/
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