In case you missed the show this morning on the radio, here's a link (Click here to listen to the show). National biking advocates did a great job of being part of this 30 minute interview with Diane Rhem to respond to the new national report this week that highlighted the increasing number of bicyclist fatalities. See the links below for responses for advocates to the GHSA report. Great work by our national partners!
Thursday, Oct 30 2014--NPR Diane Rhem Show
Sharing The Road: Adapting To A New Culture Of CyclingAccording to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, there has been a 16 percent increase in bikers killed in motor vehicle crashes in recent years. This comes after years of steady decline. But many groups say these numbers are misleading, and a more important takeaway is the rising use of bikes in urban areas, with cities like New York and Washington, D.C. putting millions into bike infrastructure projects. But all parties agree: there is much to be done to safely incorporate cyclists onto our roadways, from adding bike lanes with physical protective barriers to stricter enforcement of traffic laws across the board. We take a look at sharing the road with bikes.
- Emily Badger covers urban policy for The Washington Post's Wonkblog
- Mary Lauran Hall communications director, Alliance for Biking & Walking
- Gabe Klein former transportation head for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C.; chief operating officer of Bridj
- Russ Rader senior vice president of communications, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- Jason Clark vice president, Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco; proponent for Proposition L, Restore Transportation Balance Coalition