snoqueen wrote:You realize you're going straight to hell now, don't you?
At least I'm enjoying the ride! <insert Jerry Garcia guitar solo here>
That goes to a map showing Madison's 587 crashes involving a bicycle and at least one motor vehicle between May 15, 2008, and Aug. 13, 2013.
You can hover over the dots and get details for each location -- who was ticketed, injuries, etc.
It's easy to see Sherman Ave needs some improvement, and the data a year from now will show how well the realignment is working.
The worst parts of the city for bikes, however, are nearer campus.
And the safest parts, comparatively speaking, seem to be where a bike path takes bike traffic off the street grid and onto its own dedicated route, though individual bad intersections between the bike path and a car route weaken that pattern.
snoqueen wrote:I don't think the bike-car crash rate on Sherman is piddling, given that the rate on streets paralleled by a bike path is even lower.
david cohen wrote:So far, the only real negative I've seen with more bikes on Sherman is riders ignoring traffic laws. Primarily, this entails not stopping for the red light at Aberg.
david cohen wrote:People routinely flaunted the red light there heading south before the bike lanes...
sylvie wrote:Looks like Frugal Muse in the Northgate Shopping Center is going to close. Don't know why.
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