Using data we’ve gathered through our Cycle Collision Tracker crowdsourcing project, we’ve looked at a few intersections our readers have flagged as hazardous for cyclists (and we’ll keep doing more).
We’ve also counted up and written about how many cyclists mention that they are in cycle lanes when collisions take place.
But we wanted to mix it up a bit, and take a step-back look at all the data you’ve given us so far. Here are just a few key statistics.
Firstly, when we tallied it up, we found that more guys than girls have logged collisions on our tracker. That might be a reflection of the gender gap in cycling, which means guys are more likely to cycle than girls. As of August 2015, 64 percent of dublinbike users were male, and 36 percent were female.
Collisions appear to be more likely during morning and evening rush hours. That mirrors what the Road Safety Authority found when it took a closer look at countrywide statistics for cyclists’ injuries for 2012, although our statistics show the highest peak in the morning rush hour rather than during the evening.
While most cyclists reported that they had collided with private cars, taxis featured second on the list of vehicles mentioned.
We’re really grateful to all of you who have taken the time to log collisions on our Cycle Collision Tracker. If you haven’t yet, but want to, just follow this link.