Cycling More Dangerous Than Football?

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Summary

An NFL-affiliated doctor said earlier this week that bicycling may be more dangerous than playing football. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

An NFL-affiliated doctor said earlier this week that bicycling may be more dangerous than playing football. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

A breakdown of why women of various ages end up in the emergency room with TBIs. Football is nowhere to be seen. (Source: CDC)

A breakdown of why women of various ages end up in the emergency room with TBIs. Football is nowhere to be seen. (Source: CDC)

It’s pretty clear. (Source: CDC)

It’s pretty clear. (Source: CDC)


TakeAways

I only wish half as much attention had been displayed by the Urban Cycling Movement over the deaths of pedestrians (hit while in the crosswalk or run down from behind) at the hands of bicyclists.

We are far too focused sometimes on trying to provide good public relations for bicycling and have nothing whatsoever to say about the very things that are high on the list of worries by pedestrians when confronting ‘amber gambling‘ cyclists and motorists in the real world.

Shame on us for not confronting the really thorny issues.