34.3

Fatalities per 10,000 people who bike to work in Oklahoma City, 2012-2016, the highest fatality rate among all large U.S. cities.

[Source: League of American Bicyclists]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

One thought on “34.3

  1. Maybe they need to institute some laws like they have in The Netherlands that protect bicyclists and pedestrians even more than other cars on the road. It’s the same in most of Europe with the driving laws. They make sense that people on the roads with less protection around them are protected more than those surrounded by steel cages. Everyone still follows the rules of the road, but everyone gets the protections of the laws of the road, too (right of way, etc.).

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