The one minute abstract:
Worst Area: Congress St & 6th Ave
In 5 years, there have been 40 crashes within 2/10ths of a mile of
Congress St & 6th Ave. Note: this is an area with lots of bicycle traffic.
Worst Intersection: Grant Rd & Alvernon Way
There have been 13 collisions specifically at Grant Rd & Alvernon Way.
✔ 22.9% of crashes — right-turning vehicle/wrongway cyclist
Tucson's most common bicycle crash involves a cyclist riding the wrong
way on the sidewalk (or bike lane) and a motorist turning right from a
side street or a driveway. The motorist's attention is entirely on the
approaching traffic to the left and is not expecting the cyclist to the
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✔ 16.9% of crashes — crosswalk/intersection
The second most common collision type is a T-bone at an intersection.
Fault is not clear cut and depends entirely on the circumstances. Either
the cyclist or the motorist (sometimes both!) has run a stop sign;
ignored a traffic light; or failed to yield the right-of-way. Further
investigations into crash reports will help determine the percentages.
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✔ 13.4% of crashes — left hook
✔ 12.6% of crashes — right hook
Left and right hooks are the third and fourth most common crashes in
Tucson. These are usually caused by motorist inattention rather than
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Relative crashes by month:
In Tucson, there are more crashes in the spring and fall than in summer
Relative crashes by day:
There are signficantly fewer crashes on weekends than on weekdays.
Relative crashes by hour:
The evening rush hours are the worst time for crashes.