Thursday, September 11, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

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 The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently revealed a new initiative to reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities through an approach that addresses safety, education and data collection. The campaign will last for 18 months and will include road safety assessments conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in every state in order to produce resources for communities to help increase bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Among these resources is a guide to creating “road diets,” and guides on how to promote design improvements and education in bicycle and pedestrian safety, and how to improve walking and bicycling routes and their connections to transit services. 
According to the article, bicycle and pedestrian injuries have steadily increased from 2009 at a rate higher than that of motor vehicle fatalities.

You can read more about the bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative here.

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