Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Biking Behavior in Midtown" Prof.Peter Tuckel

In May 2009 Prof.Peter Tuckel-lead investigator from Hunter College-released the study "Biking Behavior in Midtown". Conducted during the month of April the study observed 5,275 cyclists at 45 intesections from 14th to 59th Streets and 1st Ave to 10th Ave.Dividing cyclists into three groups-working, commuter and recreational the study details an alarming amount of scofflaw behavior on the part of all three groups.The working cyclists being the most scofflaw and the hours of dusk and night the most dangerous. The study does NOT account for near misses or other incidents that create an atmosphere of jeopardy for pedestrians, fellow cyclists and motorists.

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