Tuesday, November 1, 2011
As an integral part of our efforts to make the city welcoming and safe for cyclists, last spring the City also began preparing materials for a Citywide bicycle safety campaign. Recently we were called out for moving too slowly on this by the Somerville Pedestrian Group. We welcome the nudge. But we would like to clarify: We see bike safety outreach as critical.
For an update on the program, please come to the Board of Aldermen's Public Health & Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., at the VNA, 259 Lowell St.
Getting the word out on traffic regulations (including no bikes on the sidewalks and following the direction of traffic) and safety measures (such as proper signaling or using bicycle lights and reflective clothing at night) are key if cars, pedestrians and cyclists are to share Somerville's streets safely.
Via posters, school backpack flyers, press releases, social media and more, we will get the word out on how to be safe on two wheels on our heavily trafficked roads. If you have suggestions or concerns we should address, feel free to post them here. And always feel free to nudge us about this or other issues that matter to you.
Posted by ResiStat at 1:34 PM