Lessons from Bono's Bike Crash: Why Cyclists Should Be Wary of Parks

November 17, 2014 9:16 PM

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Lessons from Bono's Bike Crash: Why Cyclists Should Be Wary of Parks

U2 frontman Bono canceled the band's weeklong stint as Jimmy Fallon's house band after a Central Park bike crash sent him to hospital. Bono's incident revives a oft-ignored issue for cyclists: If you are looking to safely ride around a city, you steer clear of the multi-use urban spaces. Central Park and parks like it are usually the most dangerous place in the city for bikers.

Bike crash statistics from the NYC Department of Transportation are divided into the city's 76 precincts — Central Park being one — and showed that in 2013 the park had 5.5 times as many single-bike crashes and five times as many bike-on-bike crashes as the next area. In bike-pedestrian crashes, Cen...

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