Bicycle safety starts with all of us. Whether you drive a car, ride a bicycle or do a little of both, safer streets start with each and every one of us.
Data shows that both bicyclists and drivers are equally responsible for bicycle crashes in Minneapolis. From 2000-2010, bicyclists contributed to 59% of bicycle crashes, while drivers contributed to 64%. Sometimes both parties contributed to a crash, which is why these figures add up to more than 100%.
So, when you are on your bicycle, you need to ride predictably and follow traffic laws. When you are behind the wheel of your car, you need to look for bicyclists, especially when you are turning. Not doing so leads to crashes and injuries – we know this for a fact. No matter how you get around, we all need to do our part to make our streets safer.
Learn more about bicycle safety:
The facts - Read a comprehensive report on the causes of bicycle crashes in Minneapolis
Last updated May 10, 2013