Capital Bikeshare Celebrates 7 Millionth Trip

June 3, 2014

Capital Bikeshare celebrated its 7 millionth trip yesterday morning, a figure that, at least statistically, could easily be accompanied by a scary number of bike crashes. There were nearly 49,000 bike accidents nationwide in 2012—the most recent year data is available—according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That year there were 726 bike accident fatalities. But since Capital Bikeshare launched in September 2010, there have been no fatalities on the program’s bikes. According to the District Department of Transportation, there have been 95 reported crashes on the red bikes. (Capital Bikeshare gets its numbers from reports of crashes from its members, police, and the media, so it’s possible not all crashes have been reported.) (WCP)

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