Why Winter Cities Need to Reconsider Car Infrastructure


We’re used to hearing “bikes aren’t practical here, we have winter” all the time. In this video we flip this on its head and ask whether it’s actually cars that are a dangerous headache in winter.

“Snow has a greater effect than rain does on crash occurrence: snow can increase the crash rate by 84% and the injury rate by 75%.” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.3141/2055-16
“Even with the changes in rainfall-related risk to approximately 1.5 today, values are similar to the estimated risk of being responsible for a traffic crash as a function of alcohol-impairment with blood alcohol level equal to 0.08 relative to sober condition”: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0966692309000702

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