Comment 38396

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted February 23, 2010 at 14:53:35

From the cited study...

Other possible factors accounting for the increased injury rates can be divided into those that impact on quantity of exposure...
the downtown core of Hamilton consists almost entirely of oneway
streets as does most of the surrounding and poorer neighbourhoods,

Also, poorer kids are more likely to walk to school 28,29 and play on the streets and so they are exposed to more street crossings
and vehicles...

So, according to the authours of the study, kids that live downtown Hamilton spend more time near roads. How much more time? If they spend twice as much time near roads, then that would account for the difference in collisions. Does the author tell us how much more time they spend around roads? No.

Without data about the kids exposure time to one way streets, this study tells us nothing regarding the safety of one-way streets.

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