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BICYCLE SAFETY HIGHWAY USERS INFORMATION REPORT

originally published as DOT HS-803 206

January 1978

Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Washington, D.C. 20590

The authors -- both continuously active in bicycling and pedestrian advocacy since the 1970s -- at the Pro-Bike/Pro Walk conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, September, 2002.

About the study and the report

This report summarizes the results of a study of the Bikecentennial bicycle touring event of 1976, in which 4,065 bicyclists rode at total of 10.4 million miles along a designated route between Oregon and Virginia, primarily in rural areas. Because records of each bicyclist's mileage  were collected, as well as accident descriptions, the report contains valuable information about bicycle touring, including accident types and accident rates.

The authors have given their blessings to this republication, but also, as a document prepared under a U. S. Government contract, the report is in the public domain. The introduction, author photos, preface, page of comments and viewing instructions for page scans are 2002, John S. Allen.


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