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"Comparing these two figures [Rodale mileage and CPSC hours of use], the mean speed for an adult American bicyclist is, then, 1.264 miles per hour. "

John S. Allen, analysis of the CPSC report

"...the Rodale Press survey findings for adult bicyclists...are generally consistent with the findings of the CPSC exposure survey."

Page 4 of the CPSC report

A Critique of the U.S Consumer Product
Safety Commission's report,
Bicycle Use and Hazard Patterns


Table of Contents

Introduction

Letter from the League of American Wheelmen asking for comments

Analysis of the CPSC report by John S. Allen (1995)

Calculation of the 1.264 miles per hour figure

Response by Dr. Gregory Rodgers, of the
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission

Response (1996 and 2001) by John S. Allen

Further comments by John Forester

Forester's calculations


The CPSC report,
Bicycle Use and Hazard Patterns
in the United States

(on the CPSC Web site, in Adobe PDF format)

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