Wednesday, June 19, 2013

City of Sanibel releases updated shared use path incident report

Kudos to the City of Sanibel for issuing a report to the City Council and to the public analyzing the crashes that have occurred on the path system and trends over the past 8 years.  Almost half of the incidents are a result of someone falling off of a bike with no vehicle involvement.


News Release – For Immediate Release
June 19, 2013
City of Sanibel, FL
Contact: City Manager’s Office (239) 472-3700

Today the City of Sanibel issued an updated study analyzing all incidents on Sanibel’s Shared Use Paths. This is the second year the City has issued a report analyzing all reported incidents that occurred on the community’s Shared Use Path system.

Data from 2006 to June 14, 2013 is analyzed in the report. Trends analyzed include cause of and type of incident, location of incident, ages of involved parties, residency of involved parties, injuries, date of reported incident and time of reported incident.

“In light of the thousands of daily users of our path system, the paths are an extremely safe manner of transportation on the island,” stated Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra when releasing this report. “However this data, particularly trends, is critical in planning our future capital improvements as well as for education and enforcement purposes.”

Sanibel City Council will officially receive the report at their July 16, 2013 meeting. All Path users are urged to view the City’s video on Bike Safety. The Video is available on the City’s Home Page or by clicking here . A copy of the report can be viewed here .

No comments:

Post a Comment

BikeWalkLee is not responsible for the validity of any comment posted at this site and has the right to remove any comment at any time.