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These are the counties with the most bicycle traffic fatalities – Autoblog



Cycling on public roads is a challenge in most places, but in Florida the challenges have reached a critical stage. A recent analysis of federal highway data found that the state of Florida is home to seven of the ten worst counties – and 14 of the 20 worst – for bicycle deaths in the United States.

Pasco County, near Tampa, Florida, was the most perilous, reporting 40 cyclists killed in a population of about 562,000, which translates to a rate of about 7.12 bicycle deaths per 100,000 residents over the period between 2017 and 2021. The Florida counties of Sarasota and Manatee ranked second and third, with cycling fatality rates of 5.53 and 5.25 per 100,000 residents.

The study, which looked at numbers provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, looked at the nation’s 200 most populous counties and how many traffic crashes in each killed cyclists during this period. It was compiled by the Georgia-based law firm Bader Scott and ranked among the 20 worst.

Two counties in Louisiana and one in California are among the 10 worst. Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capital, was the fourth deadliest, with a rate of 5.04, while sixth place was Orleans Parish, Louisiana, with 19 deaths among 383,998 residents, this which equates to a rate of 4.95 per 100,000 inhabitants. San Joaquin County, California, ranks eighth on the list.

“This data highlights the concentration of cyclist safety concerns in certain areas,” said Seth Bader of the law firm. “In the 200 counties included in the study, a total of 2,745 cyclist deaths were recorded over a five-year period. While nationally the figure is 4,450 deaths, or 17 people each week.

Ten years ago, New York City launched a version of Vision Zero, a Swedish safety model designed to reduce deaths and injuries from traffic accidents. According to Streetsblog, the total number of road deaths in the city during the 10 years of Vision Zero – more than 2,550 people – was 16 percent lower than in the decade before implementation, when more than 3 000 people had been killed.

But the results showed that neighborhoods with majority black populations saw a 13 percent increase in traffic deaths, communities with majority Latino populations saw a 30 percent increase and 18 of the counties were in the South , which perhaps indicates a lack of this type of population. investment implemented by the city of New York.

Here are the rankings:

The 20 Most Dangerous Counties for Cyclists in America

Rank

County

State

Cyclist deaths

Population

Cyclist deaths per 100,000 people

1

Not co

Florida

40

561,897

7.12

2

Sarasota

Florida

24

434,005

5.53

3

Manatee

Florida

21

399,705

5.25

4

East Baton Rouge

Louisiana

23

456,781

5.04

5

Pinelles

Florida

48

959 103

5:00 a.m.

6

Orleans

Louisiana

19

383,998

4.95

7

Volusia

Florida

27

553 561

4.88

8

San Joaquin

California

37

779 227

4.75

9

Marion

Florida

17

375,906

4.52

ten

Hillsborough

Florida

66

1,459,773

4.52

11

Charleston

Caroline from the south

18

408 317

4.41

12

Duval

Florida

41

995 560

4.12

13

Lee

Florida

29

760 820

3.81

14

Brevard

Florida

23

606 603

3.79

15

Stanislas

California

20

552,880

3.62

16

Osceola

Florida

14

388,664

3.60

17

Broward

Florida

67

1,944,376

3.45

18

Polk

Florida

24

725,041

3.31

19

Brazoria

Texas

12

372,040

3.23

20

Coal

Florida

12

375,760

3.19



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