Streetcar tracks cause a huge number of bike crashes in Toronto

City Lab reported on UBC and Ryerson University research that found one-third of bike crashes in downtown Toronto were linked to streetcar tracks.

The researchers said cyclists often had to maneuver quickly to avoid collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, or other cyclists and their wheels would get caught in the gap along the rails, or slipped on the rail itself.

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