23 Million Bike Share Rides in America: Zero Fatalities [alternet.org]
As another summer winds down, Reuters brings us some encouraging news about America’s growing fleet of bike share systems: They continue to be popular, environmentally friendly and not even the least bit deadly.
It’s the best albeit still anecdotal evidence we’ve got to prove that expanding the public’s access to bikes isn’t the harbinger of the apocalypse some predicted. Since the first system opened in Tulsa in 2007, 35 other cities have jumped on the bandwagon, their denizens pedaling through a combined 23 million trips. And in all that time, so far as anyone’s been able to tell, they’ve yet to cause even one death.