Active Living Research just released a useful brief on the value of and approaches to counting bikes for cities. We have seen some of this information before, see here and a webinar here, but it is good to have this new and reliable digest available in a highly visible venue.
329 days is how much longer the Bloomberg administration will be in office in NYC, including Janette Sadik-Khan. So, this how long they have to finish all of their aggressive cycling projects for which they have received much acclaim and this is how long we have to wait to hear the degree to which the new incumbent might roll back some of the advancements.
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Yet another Atlantic Cities bike article, this time talking about a possible craze of bike accidents resulting from the onset of NYC’s bikesharing system. But, the best part is that it makes us aware, again, of the “cootie conundrum“…a great label indeed.
Minneapolis recently released a new report examining bicycle crashes. It is based off of 10+ years of DPS crash data which is pretty limited to begin with. I am pretty sure there is not much new in this report that we did not uncover back in 2006 or 2007 with our analysis of the same data; but, that was not commissioned in-house by Public Works and it was not done by Public Works. So, it is more important for them to be able to listen to themselves.
The Atlantic Cities article covers some popular press elements of the descriptive stats. They claim to see, again, an attribution of or mention of safety in numbers, directionality, and causality. But, as has been pointed out by others, there little to suggest we have anything here other than more people riding and crash rates staying level.
What really is needed is to figure out how to use the count data to uncover more reliable and geographic measures of exposure.