Cycling in Cities: Injury Risk and Route Infrastructure

This study examined the association between bicyclists’ injuries and the cycling environment (e.g., route types, intersection types). The study took place in Toronto and Vancouver between May 2008 and November 2009. The participants were adults injured while bicycling and treated at hospital emergency departments. Five hospitals recruited participants, 690 in total.

Summary of results

690 cyclists injured in Toronto or Vancouver and treated at a hospital emergency department were included in the study. We compared the route characteristics at injury sites to randomly selected control sites.

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