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With crash data, Boston tries to make bicycling safer

Ridership up; 50% drop in injury rate is the goal

Bike crashes in Boston are most likely to ­occur on Massachusetts Avenue, between 4 and 7 p.m., to men between 19 and 31 years old. And they most often occur when a driver fails to see a cyclists or opens a door on a bike.

Those insights are contained in a report of unprecedented scale that compiles years of ­data on bike collisions in the city. With a slew of statistics on crash locations and times, helmet use, and bicyclist and motorist behavior, the ­report, set to be released Wednesday, could prompt changes in how city officials strategize to ensure the safety of cyclists.

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