City Commissioner of Transportation Sam Adams is convening an “emergency meeting” to discuss what the city can do to prevent bicycle fatalities in light of, “a recent string of tragedies”.
An email invitation sent from his office says,
“The conversation will focus on potential policy measures that could be instituted both in the short term and long run to reduce the number of bike-auto collisions and cyclist fatalities.”
Stakeholders invited to the meeting include PDOT employees from a variety of divisions including bicycle planning, traffic safety, signals and street lighting, and the heads of traffic engineering and the Police Bureau. In addition to City staffers, the BTA, legal experts, and members of the freight and trucking industries will be present.
I plan to have a full report on what is discussed after the meeting.
I will attend the meeting, but I am not going as a member of the media in order to do a story. What’s important here is that all stakeholders at the table feel they can have a frank discussion about what can be done.