Local Motion Leads Response to Third Fatal Crash in Three Months
In the last three months, three Vermonters have been killed on their bikes when they were hit by a car. (By way of comparison, there had been only one bicyclist fatality in the previous ten years.) This has been a wake-up call for people across the state who want our streets to be safe for everyone. As Vermont's walk-bike coalition, Local Motion has stepped up to organize a shared response.
On June 22, we convened a meeting of representatives of bike groups, bike shops, and bike touring companies from across the state. Our wide-ranging discussion laid the foundation for a three-part response:
Local Motion will be working over the weeks and months to bring together Vermonters and press for change in ways that truly honor the memory of Kelly Boe, Richard Tom, and Kenneth Najarian. Please share your thoughts today and help us make this the year when our streets and roads -- and the people who drive them -- made a turn towards safety.