Bike Safety Forum

How can we change state law to make cycling safer?

2/23/16 @ 6:00PM | Suffolk University | 120 Tremont Street | Boston

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On Tuesday February 23, 2016 from 6:00-8:30PM at Suffolk University a group of state legislators are hosting a forum on bicycle safety.  The conversation will center around possible changes to state law and the rules of the road that can make cycling safer, with a focus on cyclist/large vehicle crashes.  Representatives from the trucking industry, Boston, Cambridge, the Carmen’s Union and the MBTA will give brief presentations followed by breakout sessions where ideas for possible legislation will be presented.  After the breakout sessions audience members will vote on their preferred solutions.

Program (First Floor Function Room, 120 Tremont Street)

6:00-6:30PM – Food and socializing

6:30-7:00PM – Introductions by the legislators and brief presentations by stakeholder groups

The stakeholders will present the current efforts that their municipalities or organizations are undertaking to making cycling, trucking and public transportation safer.

7:00-8:00PM – Breakout Sessions

  • Blocking bike lanes
  • Marked bicycle facilities crossing
  • Truck side guards
  • Safe passing distance/ vulnerable road users
  • Drivers education/testing
  • Cyclist Education
  • Lower speed limits
  • Better data
  • Enforcement
  • Design

8:00-8:30PM – Report back and presentation of next steps by the legislators

Register on Eventbrite

The event is free and open to the public and no ticket is required. However, our venue host Suffolk University requests ID to enter 120 Tremont. So we recommend attendees register at our Eventbrite page so your name will be on a list and this will speed your entry. Your registration is also appreciated so we may plan for seating and refreshments.

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Venue Host

We thank Suffolk University for being the host venue for this forum.

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This website is created by the Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger for the purpose of creating an online dialogue around changes to state law that can improve cycling safety.