Friday, April 23, 2010

The Dangers Faced By Chicago Bicyclists

The dangers faced by Chicago bicyclists were detailed last night in an informative piece on Fox Chicago News. It was reported that, "In 2008, the last year on record, 27 riders were killed [in Illinois]; over three thousand were seriously injured." Chicago reportedly sees about "five fatalities and just over a thousand accidents a year." A Chicago emergency department physician interviewed for the story reported that she sees "as many as four or five injured cyclists a week." The story also noted the of the efforts by the Chicago Department of Transportation to reduce the number of bike accidents. Here is the complete video:

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