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Study Finds Cycling in Euro Cities Up to 30 Times Safer Than No. America

A Ryerson University study, led by Ann Harris with the School of Occupational and Public Health, is considered the first of its kind to "take a comprehensive look at how route infrastructure, particularly at intersections and major roadways, might influence the risk of cyclist injury in Canada."

The major findings of the study, which apply equally to the United States, are:

As the video below shows, there's are reasons why North American cyclists are eight to 30 times more like to be seriously injured while riding their bikes than their counterparts in Germany, Denmark and Holland.

SOURCE: Science Daily

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