Promoting Bicycle Safety in Upstate New York

Posted On: May 24th, 2016

On Sunday, May 22, 2016 George attended the NY bicycling coalition regional meeting at the State University at Albany hosted by the New York Bicycling Coalition and the Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club.  The purpose of the meeting was to strategize about how we can work together and learn from one another to continue growing, improving, and promoting bicycle safety in our region.

Representation from the entire spectrum of bike interests turned out to discuss and develop areas of common interest.

The group discussed the challenges and opportunities for improving the Albany County, Schenectady County, Saratoga County and Rensselaer County biking communities.  

Unfortunately in upstate NY cyclists often lack safe places to ride.

NY is ranked 10th in the United States in cyclist deaths.
http://www.governing.com/gov-data/transportation-infrastructure/most-bicycle-cyclist-deaths-per-capita-by-state-data.html

Bicycle Safety among lowest in NY

In 2013, 743 people lost their lives in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes, just under two people every day of the year in the U.S. http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/factsheet_crash.cfm

Meetings like the NY bicycling coalition regional meeting are important to continue to raise awareness and help make NY state and the upstate New York area a safe place to ride a bicycle.  With efforts like this, hopefully we can reduce and ultimately eliminate bicycle and automobile crashes and deaths.

The lawyers of LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC understand how important exercise is to an active lifestyle. We advocate for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists in and out of the courtroom. For more information on our involvement in the community and tips for a safe walking, running and biking, visit our Facebook page.

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If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, contact the personal injury attorneys at LaMarche Safranko Law for a free consultation, or call (518) 982-0770. We have law offices in Albany, Clifton Park, and Plattsburgh NY, and we are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

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