2007 Troy Bicycle Crash Map

2007 bicycle-vehicle crashes in Troy

2007 bicycle-vehicle crashes in Troy

This is a map of bicycle-vehicle crashes in Troy for 2007.  Troy had 20 such crashes in 2007, which was the second highest in Oakland County, 10 crashes fewer than Royal Oak.

While it’s difficult understanding how and where each crash occurs, it appears that all but a few crashes occured on sidewalks and crosswalks.  This coincides with national studies showing sidewalks are the least safe place to ride a bicycle.

It should be noted that, Troy is being very proactive and is looking to improve biking and walking safety within their community.

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One Response to “2007 Troy Bicycle Crash Map”

  1. mister g Says:

    “This coincides with national studies showing sidewalks are the least safe place to ride a bicycle.” I would be cautious about endorsing some of those studies. I have reviewed several and have found flaws in the methodology.

    I especialy find it difficult to compare “road/sidewalk A” a 4 lane road with ctr turn lane in a comercial district, with “road/path B” a two lane road through a residental area. There are a number of variables (like path setback, and intersection frequency) that aren’t taken into account in these studies.

    I believe the best way to improve safety is by increasing non-motorized transportation. This way it is not ‘unusual’ for there to be riders and drivers will be on the look out.

    I foresee a mix of both bike lanes and excersize paths in the future, as existing infrastructure, landscape, costs and impact to INDIVIDUAL property owners are balanced.

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