Roadside memorial for cyclist Andrew Jelmert, killed by a driver in L.A.’s Griffith Park. Photo by Joe Linton/Streetsblog Today, BikeLA released its 2023 Bicycle Safety Report , which features a deep dive into the causes of the 26 cyclist fatalities on L.A. County roadways in the 2022 calendar year – and what can be done to prevent future cyclist deaths. BikeLA stresses the need to expand investments in active transportation infrastructure quickly and equitably.
“No matter how conscientious we [cyclists] are on the road,” states BikeLA Executive Director Eli Akira Kaufman, “the infrastructure we rely on must do a better job of supporting our freedom to navigate Los Angeles without fearing for our lives.” Kaufman stressed that on-the-street reality “is unacceptable for all modalities” and BikeLA is “committed to advocating for the systemic change necessary to make our region bikeable for everyone no matter their zip code.” Cyclist fatalities on L.A. County roads 2017-2022 – via BikeLA report Where 2022 L.A. County cyclist fatalities took place among the county’s 88 incorporated cities and unincorporated areas – via BikeLA report . (Note that this chart does not include per capita figures, so many of L.A. County’s most populous cities – Los Angeles (first), Long Beach (second), Santa Clarita (third), Lancaster (fifth), and Pomona (seventh) – show relatively high raw totals that do not necessarily directly indicate more dangerous streets. With just under half of the county’s population, L.A. City will generally have a higher raw total than other smaller cities. Even […]
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