GREENFIELD — The number of bicyclists involved in traffic collisions is on the rise, according to a recent study.
Hancock County’s rate of incident in a study covering 2009-2010 was 2.1 bicycle collisions per 1,000 total collisions, below the state average of three bike collisions per 1,000.
All three Hancock County incidents recorded in the study happened on or near Ind. 9; two of those were near U.S. 40 and the Pennsy Trail.
Those incidents are in line with results from the overall study, which found accidents are more likely to happen in high-traffic urban areas, near bike paths.