Cycling lanes, not cyclists, lower road fatalities
In the most comprehensive look at bicycle and road safety to date, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico discovered that it’s not the cyclists, but the infrastructure built for them, that is making roads safer for everyone.
“Bicycling seems inherently dangerous on its own,” said study co-author Wesley Marshall, PhD, PE, assistant professor in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. “So it would seem that a city with a lot of bicycling is more dangerous, but the opposite is true. Building safe facilities for cyclists turned out to be one of the biggest factors in road safety for everyone.”
During her time as a student, CEM graduate Victoria Zahourek contributed her skills and knowledge to the new Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center as a project engineer intern for Saunders Construction, Inc.