Ideas

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  • Our ideas list is by no means exhaustive, so please share any other ideas or general thoughts on bike safety here.
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  • Design Separated bicycle lanes and protected intersections improves the pedestrian environment as well as calming automobile traffic, mitigating conflicts, and crashes between all road users. Streets designed for multi-modal usage promote cycling and walking, lessen congestion, and increase safety.
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  • Enforcement Police are able to stop cyclists for traffic infractions but there are many barriers to meaningful enforcement: Bicycle infractions do not go on driving records. Cyclists are not required to identify themselves with driver’s license or any other form of ID. In practice, this means that even if a cyclist is stopped for an […]
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  • Data Crash data is more useful when it includes information that indicates cause or severity. By correlating both on a single map, transportation planners, engineers, and policy makers are able to easily identify problem hot spots, causation trends, and costs. Standardizing crash data and making it publicly available could change how municipalities and the state […]
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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.