This is the second in a three-part series examining the safety of vulnerable road users, as new federal data show a rise in traffic deaths among motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians last year. Read the first post.
I love nearly everything about bicycles, from riding around Virginia to creating art for the NTSB office with old parts. I say “nearly” everything because U.S. roads are far too dangerous for bicyclists — and it’s getting worse.
On World Bicycle Day, I’m calling on every road user to help change the conversation.
Outdated Thinking is Deadly
Bicycles have been around for two centuries. But that’s no excuse for our safety approach to be stuck in the past, as it currently is.
We have to stop telling bicyclists not to get injured. We have to let…
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