Right Hook Crash Type (via floridabicycle.org)
One of the most common crashes that occurs involving bicyclists on urban streets is the “right-hook”, or the crash that occurs when a right-turning motorist fails to yield to a through bicyclist traveling the same direction in a bicycle lane.
Engineers, Cyclists, and Lawmakers alike have long known . . . → Read More: Requiring Motorists to Merge into Bike Lanes Prior to Right Turns
Pedestrian safety in MN is in the news again with this article from the Star Tribune: Minnesota cities upgrade to address crosswalk danger
The article mentions a number of new technologies that engineers are using to try to improve safety conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks (which includes cyclists).
Alarmed by the rising number of pedestrian . . . → Read More: More on Pedestrian Safety in MN
MPR News has a great article about a MnDOT safety campaign aimed at improving conditions for pedestrians:
October is the most dangerous month for pedestrians. The days are shorter, the nights longer, and drivers have a harder time seeing pedestrians.
With that in mind, Minnesota Department of Transportation officials will be out waving signs in . . . → Read More: MnDOT October Safety Month
A recent study of sharrows yielded unsurprising (but nice to see) results:
Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings in Miami Beach, Florida
The study was a before and after study collected videotape data of bicyclist interacting with motorists before and after the installation of the markings.
After the markings were placed, approximately 20 percent of the . . . → Read More: Evaluation of sharrows in Miami Beach, FL