Jacksonville, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, on List of Most Dangerous Biking Cities
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news story posted at insider.com, Jacksonville, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are on the list of the most dangerous cities in the United States for bicyclists. The list was created using data recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.*
New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that fatal bicycle accidents increased by 10 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. Insider used data from 2017, broken down by state and city, to create a list of the Top 20 most dangerous cities in the country for biking.
Leading the list was New York, New York. The city has more than 1,400 miles of biking lanes currently installed, but it still tops all other cities for bicyclist fatalities. In 2017, more than 8.6 million people lived in the city, and 207 traffic deaths happened there. Bicyclists made up 10.6 percent of those fatalities.
The No. 20 city on the list was Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville has a trail that spans 100 miles for bicyclists to use, but bikers are still vulnerable. With a population of 621,349 in 2017, the city saw 89 traffic fatalities that year, with bicyclists making up 2.2 percent.
Jacksonville took the No. 17 spot. In 2017, the city had a population of close to 900,000, and 145 people were killed in traffic collisions there that year. Bicyclists accounted for 2.8 percent of the traffic fatalities.
Charlotte was higher on the list, coming in at No. 11. With a 2017 population of close to 860,000, more than 100 traffic deaths happened in the city. Almost 5 percent of those were bicyclists.
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