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Distracted Driving and Bicycle Accidents

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling AdvocacyCycling Safety TipsFlorida Bicycle Laws on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Did you know distracted driving injures and kills a large number of cyclists?  That numbers are increasing?  In 2013, Public Health Reports published an study analyzing pedestrian and bicycle fatalities. While motor vehicle fatality rates have decreased in the U.S. in the past five years, rates of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities have risen. And the incidence of bicyclists being killed by distracted driving accidents has gone through the roof – it has increased 30% in only 5 years.  Another interesting fact – most cyclists were killed during day light hours, while the majority of pedestrians were killed at night.

Attorney Chris Burns Interviewed about Florida’s Pedestrian Dangers

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling Advocacy on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

A nationwide study about pedestrian injuries and fatalities was just released. The 2014 “Dangerous By Design” Report finds that FOUR FLORIDA CITIES - Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami - are the four most dangerous cities in the United States for pedestrians.  This is disappointing and tragic – but it should come as no surprise.

Jacksonville Bicyclists Gear Up for National Bike to Work Day

Posted by Chris Burns in Cycling Advocacy on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, a large number of bicyclists in Jacksonville, Florida celebrated National Bike To Work Day. In my role as Chairperson for the Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, I accompanied Mayor Alvin Brown during Bike To Work Day, as he rode his bicycle through the downtown.