July 11, 2018

Report: Elm City safest on East Coast for cyclists

Photo | Contributed
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New Haveners share bikes — and share the road.

New Haven has been named the 10th safest city in the U.S. for cyclists, the only East Coast city to make the Top 10, according to a new report.

Davis, Calif. topped the list of bicycle-safe cities, while Los Angeles was named most dangerous. Seven of the Top 10 safest cities were in California while two were in Colorado.

Yourlocalsecurity.com, a website of security company ADT, developed the ranking using data from Census.gov, the National Highway Safety Administration, People for Bikes and the League of American Bicyclists.

The report measured the percentage of bike commuters, the number of fatal crashes and the number of bike lanes, as well as each city's bike laws.

"I'm delighted by the extent to which New Haven streets and thoroughfares are safely shared by all users," New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said in a statement.

Harp cited new and improved bike lanes, traffic calming measures and efforts to boost alternative transportation as priorities for her administration.

Other Connecticut cities in the Top 100 include Hartford (55), Bridgeport (85), New Britain (91), Waterbury (92), Stamford (221) and Danbury (229).

Reach Natalie Missakian at news@newhavenbiz.com

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