(Narrow) Copenhagen lanes: Not safe (804)
Surely those fancy “Copenhagen” lanes would whiz me down the hill just as quickly? Uh-uh. Sad to say, it was not a pleasant experience. Here’s the scenario...
2007 Maryland Traffic Safety Facts - Bicyclists (464)
Since 1996, the trend for pedalcycle-involved crashes has been
decreasing except over the past two years when there was a slight increase
as compared to 2005 (2.5% in 2006 and 4.4% in 2007). There were a total
of 809 pedalcycle-involved crashes in 2007, leaving 7 persons dead and
662 persons injured.
2007 Maryland Traffic Safety Facts - Pedestrian (466)
The term pedestrian in these analyses means a person afoot. There were
2,928 pedestrian-involved crashes accounting for nearly 3% of the total
crashes in Maryland. In 2007, 110 pedestrians were killed and a total of
2,667 persons were injured.
A FABBulous guide for Bicycling Advocates (419)
The guide helps advocates review transportation plans and projects to ensure that bicycling facilities are included. It provides suggestions on ways to influence the process.
One cool feature: the guide outlines different types of treatments and includes a simple checklist to determine if bicycling friendly guidelines have been followed.
AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan Volume 18: A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycl (583)
NCHRP Project 17-18(3) is developing a series of guides to assist state and local agencies in
reducing injuries and fatalities in targeted areas. The guides correspond to the emphasis areas
outlined in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Each guide includes a brief introduction,
a general description of the problem, the strategies/countermeasures to address the problem,
and a model implementation process.
This article examines the issue of bicyclists' car-door collisions by reviewing studies which have addressed this issue. Of importance, the rate of car-door collisions is shown to be much higher in studies of urban areas with parallel parking than in the oft-cited 1977 national Cross-Fisher study.
American Community Survey (536)
Workers 16 years and over means of transportation to work (includes bicycling.) You can also select a state, county or place.
(published February 1993 as Case Study 11 of the National Bicycling and Walking Study; FHWA)
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 has given transportation officials a new mandate to consider alternatives to the single-occupant motor vehicle in their planning. Now because of growing concerns with environmental quality and traffic congestion, local agencies are encouraged to support the non-motorized modes: pedestrians and bicyclists. Section 217(d) of Title 23 of the U.S. Code now states that "Pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities to be constructed under this section shall be located and designed pursuant to an overall plan to be developed by each metropolitan planning organization and State and incorporated into their comprehensive annual long-range plans."
Further, ISTEA makes available a wide range of funding opportunities for providing for bicycle transportation. Monies from the Surface Transportation Program, the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program, and the National Highway System, for example, may be used for bicycle facilities.
Yet, what can and should be done for bicyclists? And what mixture of elements is needed in a community? ...