By now it is a well established fact that the provision of cycling infrastructure is likely to increase cycling mode share compared to other modes while it decreases the injury risk. Seminal research “Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists: a case-crossover study” published in American Journal of Public Health showed that provision of dedicated cycling lanes is likely to drop the injury risk by 53% while the provision of protected cycling lanes is likely to drop the injury risk by 89% when compared to non-provision of the infrastructure.
While protected cycling lanes are evidently safer than unprotected cycling lanes, they require considerate urban design approach when it comes to designing intersections in order not to become an obstacle for pedestrians with impaired mobility.
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