Paul Gaffney, President/CEO of AAA.
Netherlands, Denmark, and other super bike-friendly cities and countries: You are very interesting.
is really quite discomforting.
I’ll try to compile a list. Heard of any other attacks on cyclists on the road, add here.
Krys from Brooklyn.
Happy friday.. dampened a bit..
I’m gonna feel so thankful every time I come home alive.
*should not have to feel this way. cycling should be safe, and drivers prosecuted for bad behaviour, especially manslaughter.*
Charles Gilbreth, 63, was riding his bike on Montezuma Road when a Chrysler SUV struck and killed him. The accident was reported at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday on Montezuma near Collwood Boulevard.
san diego, y ur streets so dangerous and drivers so blatantly disrespectful??
SUVs and their drivers are the menace. (with some exceptions—a couple of my friends drive SUVs and they are very, very careful)
*I don’t believe that this was an “accident” if the cyclist was in the bike lane. We’ll see when there’s more news*
somewhere around here, not exactly.
umm yeah it looks like a freeway.
In an area renowned for clogged freeways and sprawl, the region’s sustainability challenges are immense. Riverside-San Bernadino, for example, claimed the number one spot as the nation’s most sprawling metro area in Smart Growth America’s definitive 2002 study, Measuring Sprawl and its Impact. In a separate index, the southern California area was identified by the Brookings Institution (using 2006 data) as having the nation’s highest rate of driving per person. The transportation analysis firm INRIX, which issues an annual “National Traffic Scorecard,” ranks the region as also having the nation’s worst traffic congestion, based on sophisticated measurements of travel delays. Indeed, five of the nation’s ten most congested freeway corridors, INRIX reports, are located in Southern California.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the region’s air quality is notorious. It is the worst in the country for pollution by ozone smog, which can impair breathing function, according to the American Lung Association. It is the second worst for particle pollution, which causes heart and lung disease and premature death. In addition, two southern California counties – Los Angeles and Orange – are among the nation’s 20 riskiest for developing cancer from breathing toxic air pollution, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The region is fifth worst for per capita carbon emissions from transportation (though its mild climate and resulting low residential energy demands help keep overall emissions relatively low).
While the environmental facts are daunting, the good news is that the region is doing something about it…
The new plan, which will be updated every four years, was required by California’s landmark planning law, Senate Bill 375, passed and signed into law in 2008. SB 375 requires that a Sustainable Communities Strategy to reduce carbon pollution be incorporated into regional transportation planning. NRDC strongly supported the law and has been working on its implementation.