Cycling is a great way to get around. It is inexpensive, environmentally friendly and in many cases faster than public transportation. In addition, it is very good for your health as long as you don't get involved in an accident. Now bicycle riding can become safer if you ride on cycle tracks.
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However, in recent years, the number of accidents involving cyclists has increased significantly. In the summer of 2009, the number of bicycle accidents causing serious or fatal injuries increased by nineteen percent and the number of minor injuries by 7 percent over the same period last year.
There are a number of possible reasons for this dramatic increase in cyclical events. Perhaps the most compelling argument is that there are now more cyclists on the road. Cycling has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the effects of the recession and the increasing cost of vehicle ownership.
Concerns about the environmental impact of driving have led the government to encourage more cyclists to take to the roads with programs such as the bicycle rental that were recently introduced.
The increasing popularity of cycling has left many cyclists on our roads relatively inexperienced, which some consider to be a contributing factor to the increase in bicycle accidents.