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Bicycle Safety

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Bicycle Safety

  1. 1. Bicycle Safety Venessa Garza, AICP Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Senior Program Manager
  2. 2. Bicycle Activity Bicycle Crashes Current City Efforts Potential Strategies
  3. 3. In the United States 1. Boulder, Colorado 2. Berkeley, California 3. Cambridge, Massachusetts 25. College Station Bicycle Activity Top Rankings Cities with a population over 100,000 In Texas 1. College Station 2. Austin 3. Denton American Community Survey Commuting to Work 5 year estimate (2013-2017)
  4. 4. Bicycle Activity Top Corridors 1. Rock Prairie Rd./ Peach Creek Rd. 2. Welsh Ave./ Victoria Ave. 3. Old Main Dr. STRAVA (Mobile app to track athletic activity) 2 years (2017 – 2018)
  5. 5. TAMU Bikeshare Program Bicycle Activity Veoride • Launched mid-January • 2,500 bikes • 101,000+ rides • 20,000+ miles
  6. 6. Bicycle Crashes Brazos County 2010 - 2019 Type % Vehicle 98.70 Pedestrian 0.53 Bicyclist 0.44 Other 0.33
  7. 7. 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Fatality 3 1 1 1 Suspected Serious Injury 2 5 9 2 1 10 4 3 3 3 Non-Incapacitating Injury 19 10 23 28 29 33 33 32 30 11 Possible Injury 14 7 5 6 8 8 10 7 8 2 Not Injured 6 9 3 7 7 6 5 3 1 2 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Bicycle Crashes in Brazos County 2010 - 2019 Total 6 42 248 75 49
  8. 8. Bicycle Crashes in College Station 2010 - 2019 27 18 34 37 30 39 41 36 35 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Crashes by Year 34 109 87 8 11 13 9 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 4-17 18-21 22-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 and over Crashes by Age Last three year average – 37 crashes Highest # of crashes – between ages 18-27
  9. 9. Bicycle Crashes Type % Vehicle 98.12 Pedestrian .89 Bicyclist .78 Other .20 In College Station 3 years 2016 – 2019 Top Corridors 1. Texas Ave. 2. University Dr. 3. George Bush Dr.
  10. 10. Bicycle Crash Factors 88 of 112 crash reports were reviewed between 2016-2018 11% Bicyclist Disregarded Stop Sign 9% Distracted Driving and Biking 5% Bicyclist Crossed Midblock Bicyclist Failed to Yield Right of Way Bicyclist Riding Wrong Way in Bike Lane Top Factors 63% Motorist Failed to Yield Right of Way 34% Bicyclist Riding Wrong Way on Sidewalk
  11. 11. Current City Efforts • Planning • Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Master Plan • 2018 Update – Separated Bicycle Facilities 41% 85% 8% 57% 90% Survey Question: Safe and Comfortable
  12. 12. Current City Efforts • Engineering/Infrastructure Improvements • All new roads have bicycle facilities based on context • Education • Distribute bike lights and bike maps • Share public safety announcements and videos • Be Kind Ride Kind • Local initiative by Public Communications • Offer bicycle classes – as requested • Police Department participates in Hard Hats for Little Heads • Distribute helmets to 2nd graders
  13. 13. Potential Strategies • Top Concerns • Motorists Failing to Yield Right of Way • Bicyclists Riding the Wrong Way on Sidewalk and Bike Lane • Distracted Driving and Biking • County-wide • Partner with Brazos County and Texas A&M University on a Safety Campaign • Support Safe Passing Ordinance at the State level • City-wide • Engineering • Continue adding dedicated bicycle facilities (multi-use paths/separated bike lanes) • Education/Encouragement • Continue current efforts • Safety Campaign • Enforcement: • Targeted enforcement for most common traffic violations

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