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I understand what you are saying here, but it is confusing? Arkansas is the lowest?

"DC has the highest "bike commute rate/mortality rate" ratio in the country (which means DC is much safer than the national average). Arkansas has the highest. I"

"*Admittedly, the mortality rate is a measure of cyclists deaths regardless of where they reside, and comute rate is a measure of how residents get to work, so for DC - where many people on bikes are not residents - this skews the numbers"

Is this true - that "many" people on bikes are not residents? Very true for Bikeshare, obviously, although no deaths. and not many commuters there compared to tourists.

And again a useful reminder that in the metro area, safety/bike rights is not a huge priority in the district. Creating infrastructure is. Might be more critical in VA and MD.

And building safe infrastructure -- more like the 15th, less like the L and M with their turns.

The final column needs three more zeroes. Although I think it would be more intuitive to take the reciprocal of that ratio, which would give you fatalities per bike commuter.

Is this true - that "many" people on bikes are not residents?

In DC it is. It was one of the questions on the survey done by DDOT in 2003 as part of the 2005 Master Plan process. The results of that question are not in the report, but I seem to recall that nearly half of all cyclists in DC lived outside of DC, and that didn't include tourists.

I think safety is a "huge" priority (relative to other areas) in the District, which is why there has been so much infrastructure built, a Vision Zero commitment and the recent Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Working Group.

JimT, adding three zeroes wouldn't really change anything, but it would make it harder to read. 0.026/0.14 is 0.1857 (DC's ratio). I multiplied it by 100 to make it easier to read.

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