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Study proposes measures to improve bicyclist and walker safety

Posted on June 21, 2016 4:06 pm under Bicycle Accidents

A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee released last Monday, June 13 listed a series of recommendations intended to improve bicyclist and walker safety on Wisconsin roads.

Recommendations include providing separate lanes and wide shoulders for bicyclists; installing curb extensions to lessen the crossing distance and increase visibility for drivers; instituting fines for people who violate speed limits and those who do not yield to pedestrians at crosswalks; and improving street lighting to make pedestrians and bicyclists more visible at night.

According to Bob Schneider, a professor of urban planning at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, “I’m driven to keep researching pedestrian and bicycle safety and communicate what we find.” In this study, Schneider found that four-lane roads are more dangerous for cyclists than two-lane roads, and higher speed limits contribute to injury severity.

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