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Report of the Bicycle Subcommittee to the Full Transportation and Parking Committee Date: March 15, 2011
 

Summary: Report of the Bicycle Subcommittee to the Full Transportation and Parking Committee
Date: March 15, 2011

Members: Len Schoppa (chair); Julia Monteith; George Cahen; Mark Stanis; Zhousong Wang;
Alex Pawlowski; Angela Tabler; and Becca White (ex officio)
A tragic accident last spring was the impetus for the formation of this committee. Graduate
student Matthew King was cycling back to the University on West Main after a shift at the
Haven homeless shelter when he was struck by a City Public Works vehicle and killed. This
accident raised concerns about the safety of the growing number of cyclists and scooterriders
that who have taken up these modes in recent years, prompting the Transportation and Parking
Committee to form this subcommittee to examine what the University might do to make sure
that cyclists are as safe as possible. While addressing these safety issues, the committee was
also asked to examine ways to make cycling more convenient and attractive and to suggest
ways of addressing conflicts that arise between bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians in shared
spaces on and near Grounds. The committee met five times over the course of the year,
gathering for a final time on March 15 to finalize this report. Our recommendations can be
grouped under three topics. Many of the issues of concern have also been addressed in the
updated UVa Bicycle Plan, available at
http://www.virginia.edu/architectoffice/pdf/Bicycle_Master_Plan.pdf
Safety Education

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences