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Burns Lends Expertise to Jacksonville’s 2017 Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling AdvocacyCycling News on Thursday, June 08, 2017.

Chris Burns was asked to serve on the steering committee and to provide his expertise and input for Jacksonville’s new pedestrian bicycle master plan. He has advocated for more than a decade that Jacksonville must become a safer place for people to ride bicycles and walk.  Yet, Jacksonville had not developed a new bike ped master plan since 1999.  

Do Daytime Bike Lights Help Cyclists?

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling Safety TipsFlorida Bicycle Laws on Wednesday, March 08, 2017.

In the past, it seemed as if only the rare, fearful, or especially nervous cyclist might have a blinking light on the back of their bicycle during daytime. Most of us thought that lights at daytime were overkill, a non-factor, because the lights seemed too dim and not noticeable due to natural “ambient” light outdoors.

Hit and Run Drivers and Bicycle Accidents

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling Advocacy on Monday, August 01, 2016.

The statistics on hit and run accidents are prodigious.  The conduct of drivers who leave the scene is absurd and preposterous.  A motorist causing a crash and injuring another person is regrettable.  Choosing to leave the scene, commonly called, "hit and run", without rendering aid to the injured party is senseless, depraved and immoral. 

Sadly, this heinous behavior happens prolifically in Florida, especially with pedestrian and bicycling victims.