Monday, July 14, 2014

Sanibel's annual report contributes to their excellent bicycle and pedestrian safety record

Kudos to city of SANIBEL on producing annual report on bike/ped crashes, their causes and then taking action to address problems, resulting in an excellent safety record for island path users. Also check out the Island Reporter July 16th story about the report, "Sanibel bikers prone to injury are mostly middle aged".

Sanibel Releases Updated
Shared Use Path Incident Report
Today, the City of Sanibel issued an updated study analyzing all incidents on Sanibel's Shared Use Paths. This is the third 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 April 25, 2014 is analyzed in the report. Trends analyzed include cause and type of incident, location of incident, ages of involved parties, and residency of involved parties, injuries, date of reported incident and time of reported incident.

"By continuing to evaluate our trends and focusing on capital improvements we have been able to improve the overall safety for everyone who uses our shared use path system, residents as well as visitors. We will also utilize this data to design an education and enforcement program," stated Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra when releasing this report.   

Sanibel City Council will officially receive the report at their July 22, 2014meeting. 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 full report can be viewed by clicking here.

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