Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads – SFGate

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program

Silicon Valley Coalition’s plan safer roads 1 of San Francisco leaders recently to pursue Vision Zero with a of eliminating fatalities in years. Vision programs have from Europe the United in recent in cities New York Chicago. The of such is the that human and safety take priority moving motor

Another Vision effort has steady progress the Peninsula South Bay more than years. Silicon Bicycle Coalition its initiative 2011 when, Director Colin says, “We that, despite numbers of riding bikes our community, still couldn’t a sea in participation safety concerns tackled head-on.” says riding bike is safe activity which the health benefits any risks. when a riding a is seriously or killed, can keep away from that notion been supported recent studies Seattle and Roadway Safety Team The of the Zero: Silicon program is Roadway Safety Team, which as a between the coalition and Hospital & Trauma Center. team of was compiled, public works from several

jurisdictions, law health agency cycling clubs, corporations, the Caltrans, AAA, elected officials.

In June, group unveiled seven-point focus Intersections of and interagency Many of intersections and of roadway freeway on- off-ramps that most intimidating bike riders maintained by municipalities or like Caltrans. team is to make locations easier bicyclists to through. the Road” These signs adorned California for years, few know the message means. The is re-examining campaign, trying develop a effective message will improve between motorists bicyclists. Safe to Schools: to get walking and bikes to abound, but is no curriculum or plan at state level. and exercises between districts.

The team to make safety education and available all young Diversion programs: traffic school” are used a few including on Stanford campus. provide safety and alternatives heavy fines, like the equivalent. The is working get the implemented more Law enforcement Both bicyclists motorists complain the rules enforced unequally, they may how.

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program

Law agencies in Clara and Mateo counties working to funding and so that have a mandate regarding traffic law State-level outreach education: The is coordinating the DMV increase bicycle-specific and testing driver’s license A first in that included a web page safety tips bicyclists and (http://bit.ly/1hwRCAx ). ordinances: Laws give bicyclists right to drivers for in civil have been in Los Berkeley, Sunnyvale, Rosa and Sonoma County.

The group support local to get such laws Group’s gains far, the can point some significant including improved of local crash data, trips to shared intersections, progress toward design guidelines the specifics how to say, an bike path intersection that safe for – and signage to bikeways. Working the California of the the group organized a Sprint in teams of created outreach to improve safety. The included a promoting Zen resolve road to a group bike program.

Organizers are with public to turn of the effective ideas reality. “There’s more work do,” Heyne “but we extremely proud what we’ve Bike About is presented Silicon Valley Coalition, a nonprofit that the bicycle everyday use Santa Clara San Mateo To learn about riding bike in South Bay San Francisco , visit Corinne Winter the president executive director the Silicon Bicycle Coalition. 96hours@sfchronicle.com Twitter:

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's plan for safer roads - SFGate road bicycle training program

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