A collision between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle took place Wednesday on the corner of Johnson Street and Lake Street after the bicyclist ran a red light, according to a Madison Police report.

The bicyclist was cited for failing to stop at the red light and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, the statement said. 

Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said these types of incidents occur more frequently than many would imagine, and the vast majority of them are not reported by the MPD unless they involve a tragic fatality or serious injury.

“Bicycling is hugely popular in Madison, so with that popularity does bring accidents that occur from time to time,” Verveer said.

He added this is a reminder for pedestrians to follow the rules of the road.

It is likely that these accidents occur downtown more frequently than the rest of the city because bicycling is particularly popular downtown, Verveer said. He added bicyclists can bike safely by riding on the dedicated bike lanes or on the network of bike paths in the city.