SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento is the 5th deadliest city for bicyclists.
A report from The Wall Street Journal looked into data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2007-16. It shows the bicyclist death rate in Sacramento during that span was 4.8 per 100,000 people.
- Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL: 7.0
- Jacksonville, FL: 6.0
- Orlando, FL: 5.8
- Miami, FL: 5.4
- Sacramento: 4.8
Nationally, 840 bicyclists were killed in 2016 and accounted for 2.2% of all traffic deaths. The majority (20%) of deaths happened between 6 pm-9 pm in urban areas (71%).
During the spring, Sacramento installed bike lanes on several Downtown and Midtown streets.
Four years ago, California passed a three-foot bike law requiring drivers to maintain a three-foot buffer zone between cyclists.