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How to make cycling safer

A study shows it wouldn’t take much for Canadian cities to make life much safer for people on bicycles.

The study shows North American cyclists are up to 30 times more likely to be injured than their counterparts in such European countries as the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.

The report, appearing in the Journal Injury Prevention, contains several recommendations, including dedicated bicycle lanes on Canadian roads.

And, it adds a better idea is to have a physical barrier between lanes used by vehicles and those for bikes.

The researchers who did the study say those barriers don’t have to be expensive.

They say a row of planters is often enough to provide a protective barrier between drivers and bicyclists.