Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 7th, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Here are excerpts from his post:
“The community is rightly distressed and beside itself about the recent bicycle fatalities and injuries…There is clear concern about the enforcement practices regarding cyclists, about citations at crash scenes, and about enforcement actions on low-traffic streets while there are deadly crashes happening at documented hazardous intersections.
This issue is complex and I want to ensure you that the BTA is working with elected officials, community leaders, and police on solving these problems.
Last week, prior to the most recent crash, I met personally with Mayor Tom Potter and we held a preliminary discussion about enforcement practices. Today I met with staff at Commissioner Adams’ office to talk about funding a variety of bicycle safety projects including 114 miles of new bicycle boulevards, 14 new bike boxes, and increased safety education. We are scheduled to meet with the Commissioner later this week to drill deeper into the enforcement issues and I am discussing these ongoing issues with the Mayor’s staff…”
See the full post on the BTA Blog.