San Francisco Bike Accident Map / Tracker

Mike, Gary and myself were having a chat about bike accidents last night. The conversation revolved around brakeless fixed-gear bikes, their danger, and the slew of arguments to both back them up and shut them down. The map doesn’t give any stats on the bikes themselves, so for now we have no data to back up these arguments, but out of three guys, 2 seemed to think brakeless fixies are dangerous, and arguing that they aren’t is straight silly.

Check this:

More people bike in San Francisco every year — ridership has grown 60% since 2006. The city is installing new bike lanes after winning a four-year legal battle. Innovations like separated lanes on busy Market Street aim to make commutes less harrowing.

But 2010 saw terrible collisions, chiefly the death of Nils Linke, a 21-year-old German tourist killed by a drunk driver on Masonic Avenue. Overall, bike crashes jumped 8% in the past two years, while ridership grew 3%. Many bikers and drivers disagree over whose behavior needs to change most.

We analyzed every bike accident reported to the police in nearly two years — click any crash for full details. See where collisions happened, who was to blame and why. Find bike lanes for your commute and spot trouble zones.

The Bay Citizen Bike Accident Tracker.

Reference: Houston based legal teams for car wrecks.

2 Comments

  1. Brakeless Dead head
    Posted February 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    hey hey hey, i wasn’t saying brakeless wasn’t dangerous i was just saying having just a front brake can cause you to flip during an emergency stop.

  2. Posted February 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    It *could* cause you to flip.

    But, fair enough re: danger — I stand corrected 🙂

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