Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Traffic Justice Summit in Seattle: October 14 at 5:30pm

I've written about Vulnerable User legislation previously. I also reviewed the movie Veer which was in part about getting that legislation passed in Oregon. Now, we're taking it up in Washington State.

Why? Currently, a motorist who kills or injures a cyclist--a vulnerable user--gets a traffic ticket at most. No consideration for the relative vulnerability. As a result, I'll posit it doesn't occur to most motorists just how vulnerable it can be. The result is less care.

We need to stake our claim for our fair share of the roads, and our fair share of political power.

The Cascade Bicycle Club is leading by convening their Traffic Justice Summit. The Traffic Justice Summit will include Senate Judiciary Chair Adam Kline, Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr, Seattle City Council Public Safety Chair Tim Burgess along with reserchers, experts, advocates, families, friends and victims to learn the facts and talk about what we can do as a community -- and as a state -- to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

Here's a link to the legislation.

Here's a link to more info on the summit.

Keep it just,