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The Rate of Pedestrians Injured by Bicyclists Is Going Down

After recent high-profile deaths in NYC, the good news is that such accidents are becoming rarer—at least in New York and California.
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The recent death of Jill Tarlov, a pedestrian killed by a bicyclist in New York’s Central Park —the second such incident in two months—engendered a flurry of commentary and analysis of the dangers of cyclists determined to train for speed in one of the city’s most crowded recreational havens.

Many prominent biking advocates and bloggers condemned the incident; some also pointed out that reckless drivers pose an exponentially greater threat to pedestrians than bikes, yet individual car-related deaths rarely cause such outrage.