A Town Hall Meeting on Our Bicycle Safety Crisis

Abstract: 

There is no doubt that due to rising fuel costs, more people have turned to their bicycles as an economical and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. The increased bicycle traffic on our roads and streets has brought an unfortunate rise in accidents between cyclists and motor vehicles. One of the most effective ways to address this problem is to increase awareness in motorists and cyclists. With that awareness comes action and possible solutions. One of the best ways to increase awareness is to create an open forum in the “town hall” format. This forum, “A Town Hall Meeting on Our Bicycle Safety Cri” held on June 28, 2008, in San José, is the first step in identifying our problems and ultimately creating recommendations and solutions.

Publications: 

Published: 

February 2009

Keywords: 

Bicycle facilities
Bicycle commuting
Bicycle riders
Bicycle route
Transportation planning