Today, I was interviewed by Jennifer Smith Richards of the Dispatch for an article on the most dangerous intersections for cyclists and pedestrians in Columbus.
That article will be out tomorrow, and of course I'll link to it for you when it's posted!
Thanks, Ms. Richards, for the time today!
People, not speed.
Dispatch has the a better title: "Pedestrians, cyclists often hit in High Street crashes, report says"ReplyDelete
Sadly MORPC mushed the pedestrian and bicyclist crashes together.
How many 3 year old cyclist do you see on High Street? MORPC cites "total crashes [have] declined over the past several years." How big is the total number of crashes, 1K, 5K, 10K, 20K? How much of total crash decline, 1%, 5%, 10% or 20%?
Is the number of ped/bike crashes flat or increasing?
MORPC stats from police report show 2.3x more accidents per pedestrian than cyclist and over a five year period less that 40 ped/bike crashes per year.
Solutions to help pedestrians and cyclist are different. MORPC map is insufficient in detail to guide meaningful planning. Ms Richards needs to get more info from MORPC.
I agree that mushing bike and pedestrian issues together is the wrong approach - we've discussed this amongst our little group before and the two sets of issues are very different due to one being a vehicle and the other being the LACK of a vehicle.ReplyDelete
But they're both vulnerable road users, as Oregon law would call them. So this particular report is perhaps more appropriate than others.
Still, it'd be nice to see this split out better.