Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Site to Report Hazards & Injuries

Got a "favorite" worst road hazard?
Been injured while cycling?
The Cascade Bicycle Club has launched a new website that tracks bicycle crash sites and locations hazardous to cyclists according to a comprehensive story in the Seattle Times today. The best part is that the site is available to and tracks hazards and crashsites around the country.
The new site is called bikewise.
In Seattle alone, two cyclists have been killed this year in collisions with vehicles.
And just this weekend, another fatal accident occurred when a woman testing a battery-assisted bicycle was killed when she went over the handlebars in an accident. She struck her head in the "freak accident" and was not wearing a helmet. The Seattle Times also reported on this story.
Our sympathies go out to all the families and friends of those killed and seriously injured while cycling.
It's also clear we must be vigilant, take advantage of all our tools--helmets, reflective clothing and gear, perhaps wider tires--and we must spread the word of new tools like the Bikewise website.
Keep it safe,

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