What should we include in Bike Score?

Include Bike Accident Data

Bicycle accident data could be used to come up with a bicycle safety rating for an area.

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    mattlernermattlerner shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • RebeccaRebecca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What Lyle and Richard said. Without normalizing for total number of cyclists per location, bike accident location data are a poor index of cyclist safety.

      • LyleLyle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would need to be accident rate, not just number, of course. It's not rocket science, but it's probably more work than the WalkScore people want to do.

      • RichardRichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One problem for this is that areas with more bicyclists are likely to have more total accidents, all else equal, but may still be safer because they have fewer accidents per bike trip.

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