Tyler Buchanan
May 19, 2023 - News

Columbus' bike death rate has dropped in past decade

Data: The League of American Bicyclists via NHTSA; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Columbus is getting safer for bicyclists, but riders and local leaders see more work to be done to make it a truly bike-friendly city.

Why it matters: May is National Bike Safety Month and area communities are improving their bicycle infrastructure to encourage cycling as a healthier, cheaper and greener alternative to vehicle travel.

How transportation impacts health in Columbus

Data: National Equity Atlas analysis of IPUMS USA data; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

More than one in five U.S. adults without access to a vehicle or public transportation missed or skipped a medical appointment last year, according to a report by the Urban Institute.

Why it matters: Transportation is a key social driver of health equity.


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