A recent article published in The Enterprise cited incorrect information regarding bicycle-related crashes in Davis.
In Davis, out of all types of crashes — including any combination of cars, pedestrians or bicycles — 20 percent are bicycle-related. The city of Davis does not keep statistics on bicycle-only crashes.
It’s not clear exactly why certain intersections see more bicycle-related crashes than others, but contributing factors could include the bicyclist not wearing appropriate reflective gear or not having installed bike lights on their bicycles or a failure to yield by either pedestrians, drivers or bicyclists.
Wide lanes can lead to higher speeds, which can increase the severity of a crash at an intersection, but not necessarily the frequency.