TUBE TIMES INDEX

  1. From a poll conducted in April 2003, percentage of respondents who supported increased federal spending on bicycle facilities, even if it means less gas taxes go to construction of new roads: 53%
     
  2. Percentage of respondents who said they would like to ride a bike more often: 52%
     
  3. Percentage of respondents who supported requiring roads to include bicycle lanes or paths, even if it means less space for cars and trucks: 50%
     
  4. From a Gallup survey conducted in 2002, percentage of adults in the U.S. who bike at least once a month during the summer months: 27%, or about 57 million Americans
     
  5. From the same survey, percentage of bike trips taking place on roads or paved shoulders: 60%
     
  6. Percentage of bike trips taking place on paths or bike lanes: 18%
     
  7. Factor by which bicycling is safer than playing soccer: 12 times
     
  8. Factor by which bicycling is safer than playing basketball: 22 times
     
  9. Factor by which bicycling is safer than playing football: 38 times
     

Sources: 1-3, Belden, Russonello, and Stewart, April 2003; 4-6, Gallup Organization, June, July, and August 2002; 7-9, A. Drummond and F. Gee, "The Risks of Bicycle Accident Involvement," Monash University Accident Research Centre 1988, and V. Routley and J. Ozanne-Smith, "Sport Related Injuries–An Overview," Hazard, vol. 8, no. 1, October 1991.
Compiled by Stephanie Alting-Mees

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