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You Can Save a Bicyclist’s Life

All you need to do is adopt one small habit.

Small, lightweight, fast-moving.

Small, lightweight, fast-moving.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Simple solutions to stubborn problems, especially those that cost lives, are hard to come by. When one of those solutions is within reach, it should be embraced.

Here’s the issue: Ever more Americans are taking up bicycling as a mode of transportation. From 2000 to 2017, bicycle commuting grew by 43 percent — even more in big cities like New York, Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles.