17 per cent increase in cyclist hospital admissions

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 May 2019, 6:43AM
A study shows nearly 1000 cyclists were admitted to hospital between 2012 and 2016. Photo / Getty Images.

17 per cent increase in cyclist hospital admissions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 May 2019, 6:43AM

The development of cycling infrastructure hasn't kept with the rise in cycling numbers.

A study shows nearly 1000 cyclists were admitted to hospital between 2012 and 2016 - that number is rising by about 17 per cent every year.

Waikato Hospital trauma director, Grant Christey, told Kate Hawkesby he's not opposed to cycling, there just needs to be safer cycling infrastructure.

He says there are many benefits to cycling, but the injury rate needs to go down.