San Francycle: The Safety Dance and the Blame Game Over City Bike Accident Trends

Have you crunched your way through Zusha Elinson's excellent analysis of the city's data on bike accidents? There's lots of neat facts and figures, but the really grabby parts are the accident-porn: stories of people flying over their handlebars or crashing into horse-drawn carriages.

Elinson, along with Ryan Mac, looked at accident reports to figure out where people are getting hurt, who's to blame, and how it's changed over the past few years.

The findings are interesting — and yet, alas, possibly a little misleading.

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