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Number of Velounfälle in Zurich has doubled

In the last year accident in the city of Zurich, 1449 persons in road traffic. This is the highest value since 2003. The increase is almost exclusively due to Velounfälle, because in the year 2018 541 cyclists on the inside and cyclist casualties on roads in Zurich. This means that on average 143 more in comparison to the five-year and 73 more than in the previous year, as the city tells today, Thursday in a message.

This corresponds to a long-term Trend. In comparison to the year 2011 with 264 Injured in the accident has doubled the number of the Person more than. "The Velounfälle and its consequences are in the city, an unsolved Problem", it is said in the message. In the event of accidents with E-Bikes, a further increase in the number of Accident victims was carried out on 89 persons (plus 24 year-on-year).

city is concerned

This steady increase has three reasons. First of all, the Bicycle traffic does not increase, and, secondly, the infrastructure is in line with the variety of cyclists, and thirdly, there is a lack of mastery of the vehicle on the part of the cyclist and of other road users.

"This worrying development the city Council with the strategic focus occurs to the opposite "safe Cycling". It is big and small, short - term and long-term measures to increase Bicycle safety is to be promoted," writes the city. The identified a Cycling accident herd would be carefully examined and the best possible renovation.

A positive development the Figures on the pedestrian crossings. There are 104 people injured in the past year, 13 less than in the previous year.

Despite the high number of Accidents, the city registered the number of serious injuries, a decrease of 217 persons (minus 24 the previous year) – this also applies to Cyclists, 90 people in the year 2018, which is 20 less than in the previous year. In the case of the slightly injured, the traffic accident statistics to 2018 shows an increase in (plus a 49 year-on-year; plus 111 for the five-year average). In the last year, ten people in traffic were killed in the Zurich accidents.

"Massive increase" in E-Bike-accidents

In the Canton area 16'502 accidents, 626 people were injured in the hard, 33 lost their lives. For the first time in three years, more people have been injured again in Zurich's road network difficult or killed, according to the Zurich cantonal police: "around 80 per cent of all persons seriously injured and Killed are pedestrians and two-wheel steering."

A particular attention to the Canton police on the E-Bike accidents. She speaks of a "massive increase". A total of 1353 bike or E-Bike accidents in the Canton took place. The increase was also attributable to the warm and dry summer of 2018, it is said in the message. (sip)

Created: 14.03.2019, 09:37 PM

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