Concerned About Bicycle Safety? What You Can Do TODAY

Contact Congress! Go for a ride! Speak at City Hall! Write a letter to the Editor! Make our streets safe for all!

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Did you know that biking and walking fatalities represent 16.3 percent of all traffic deaths?  Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that and that a total of 5,469 people killed.

The League of American Bicyclists reminds us that among those killed in 2013 was Joy Covey who helped catapult Amazon.com from a small company to today’s global powerhouse. Earlier this year, on a bicycle ride in San Mateo County, Calif., the 50 year old woman was struck by a delivery van and killed.

Contact members of Congress TODAY to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3494 / S. 1708, which requires the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs to account for and work to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.  Take Action Here.1459210_10151789175910924_902241168_n

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Bicycle Awareness: Taking It To the Streets (+ City Hall!)

Important ride in Ventura tomorrow Nov. 23, 2013 followed by other actions including letters to the editor and an appearance at the Ventura City Council meeting Mon. 12/2/13.

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Ghost Bike with Flowers

Have you seen a ghost bike in your community?

Do you know what a ghost bike is or how to make one? See a list of locations of ghost bikes around the world here.

Pictured here is a ghost bike: simply, it’s a bicycle that has been painted white and placed where a bicyclist has died to remind us all of where and how they lost their lives–and to remind drivers to BE CAREFUL. (Learn about the Ghost Bike Film Project here).

In the past few years, far too many people have died or been seriously injured here in Ventura County as well as elsewhere by collisions between drivers and cyclists.

My friend Rachel Morris, the Executive Director of VCCool, recently let me know about a series of events here in Ventura to bring awareness and solutions to the traffic casualties that bikers and walkers are experiencing.

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