Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety. Capital Metro/Star Tran Safety Meeting Mark Ostertag. Why is Capital Metro Interested in bicycle and pedestrian Safety?. People who walk and ride bikes instead of use their cars reduce the amount traffic and congestion on the road, making our job easier
Capital Metro/Star Tran
Major causes of collisions between motorists and bicyclists:
22.3% - The motorist failed to yield to the bicyclist
16% Bicyclist failed to yield to the motorist at the intersection
12% - Motorist turned or merged into the path of the bicyclist
11.8% Bicyclist failed to yield to the motorist midblock
8.5% - Motorist overtaking bicyclist
7.6% 0 Bicyclist turned into the path of the motorist
All other causes under 3%
In 1997, Texas ranked third in the nation, behind Florida and California, in bicycle fatalities, with 55 killed.
Watch out for cyclists unloading bicycles before taking off!!!!
passing a bicyclist, make sure you give them enough lead out that you don't cut them off. Many drivers do not realize how fast a bicycle can travel, and think they have time to turn in front of them. Cyclist can travel 15 to 30 mph.
the way the cyclist would.
3 Vehicle Turn or Merge
5 Backing Up
7 Vendor Related
2 Intersection Dash
4 Multiple Threats (A stopped vehicle at a crosswalk blocks the view of another driver approaching)
6 Bus Stop RelatedStatistics for PedestriansRanking the major causes of pedestrian accidents
461 pedestrians were killed in vehicle accidents in 1998. Again, just as with bicycling statistics, we were third in the nation, behind California and Florida.
Watch out for pedestrians crossing before taking off!!!!
universities should also receive special attention at all times. Expect students to be darting out, not paying attention to signals or traffic, or trying to catch the tail end of a walk signal, ending up still in the road when the light turns green. The same holds true for public schools during peak hours in the morning and afternoon.
them more difficult to see.
Concerns about the inebriated also apply at
transient areas like Riverside and Congress,
and Lamar and Rundberg