WGCU--Gulf Coast Live 3/18/15: Improving Safety for Florida Bicyclists
WGCU's Gulf Coast Live! hosted News-Press writer Janine Zeitlin, BikeWalkLee's Dan Moser and Branden Walsh, the brother of a local bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run, for its segment Wednesday on improving bike safety. Click here to listen to the 30-minute show.
By John Davis
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Gov. Rick Scott recently declared March as Bike Month in Florida, but when it comes to safety for bicyclists sharing our roadways, the Sunshine State is the deadliest in the nation. Southwest Florida in particular consistently ranks among the top ten most dangerous regions in the state for bicyclists. Following a recent special investigation by the News-Press, we’ll explore what’s behind the dangerous conditions Florida bicyclists face from driver aggression and a lack of safety education to ill-designed roadway infrastructure and a lack of effective legislation to protect cyclists. We’ll also discuss what’s being done to make Florida roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Dan Moser, Organizer of the BikeWalkLee Coalition and Lee County and EMS Traffic Safety Consultant
Janine Zeitlin, Reporter for the News-Press
Also posted on the News-Press.