Biking in Bacelona
The Spanish-led research team found that for those using the Bicing scheme there was an estimated 0.03 extra cyclists' deaths each year from traffic accidents and an extra 0.13 cyclists' deaths from air pollution compared with an overall saving of 12.48 lives through the benefits of physical activity
0.03 extra deaths a year - one every 33 years? I don't believe it.
In 2010 two cyclists died in Barcelona - As they say -
2010 also saw a notable drop in bicycle-related accidents (by almost 20%). As for accident numbers, the Councillor for Mobility explained that Barcelona "is very close to the figure it had enjoyed before the Bicing service started" (376 accidents in 2006, 399 in 2010).
So in fact the bike hire scheme in Barcelona leads to more people being in accidents - not something the headline writers like to say.