Austin, TXBicycle AccidentsCar AccidentsDWI AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesPedestrian AccidentsPersonal InjuryWrongful DeathNew Study Maps Austin Bike Wrecks and Includes Austin’s Most Dangerous Streets

April 21, 2014by Aaron Allison

According to Culture Map Austin, a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed the most dangerous streets in Austin for bicyclists. Using data from the Texas Department of Transportation, the project mapped 1,430 bicycle wrecks reported to local police from 2009-2014. The map details the location of the crash and, by using Google’s Street View, allows users to see the exact place where the wreck or accident occurred. By aggregating this data, the study offers city planners and leaders information to analyze locations for new bike lanes, something that is increasingly important as more people look for alternative ways to commute.Photo of cyclists

Where are the Most Dangerous Roads in Austin for Bicyclists?

The top honor for most dangerous road goes to Guadalupe Street, which is not terribly surprising considering that many University of Texas students cycle to and from campus on this busy thoroughfare. South Congress Avenue took second place for most dangerous street.

Rounding out the top ten are:

  • I-35
  • North Lamar Boulevard
  • South First Boulevard
  • East Riverside Drive
  • Barton Springs Road
  • South Lamar Boulevard
  • Red River Street
  • Duval Street

Injured in a Bike Accident? Get Advice From Our Austin Injury Lawyers

All over Austin, bicycles are becoming more and more prevalent, not only as recreation but also as commuter transportation. With this increased bicycle presence, however, there has also been a substantial increase in the number of serious and fatal bicycle accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles.

Our experienced Austin injury attorney help victims of bicycle accidents–including college students, bike commuters and other bicyclists–recover fair compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured in a bicycle car accident in downtown Austin, on the UT campus or on one of our many bike trails, contact us online or call (512) 474-8346.

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