More Sad statistics....
Following Sunday's tragic death of 2 cyclists, SFGate.com did some research published in an article that showed that bicycle fatalities are on the rise, though on a more positive note the total number of accidents involving bicycles has dropped. According to the article, speed seems to be the main factor, but I would suggest that the increase in mass of autos has been a contributory factor. Unfortunately, Silicon Valley's home county of Santa Clara was the deadliest place for cyclists in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara County was the deadliest place for Bay Area bicyclists over the past decade, according to the CHP data, which is collected from local police and sheriff's departments. A total of 44 bicyclists were killed during the 10 years. Alameda County had the second highest total of fatal bicycle collisions with 29, followed by Contra Costa County with 27. The fewest bicyclists, 5, were killed in Marin County.
Santa Clara County also had the most bicycle injuries - 6,888. Alameda County followed with 5,803, and San Francisco was third with 3,165.