PeopleForBikes Urges Action on Highway Safety Rule Changes

The bike advocacy group says recently proposed changes to federal road safety regulations would help reduce traffic deaths and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.

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April 17, 2024, 7:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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In a blog post on PeopleForBikes’ website, Martina Haggerty, senior director of local innovation for the organization, calls on bike advocates nationwide to urge the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to approve recently proposed changes to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) that would prioritize the safety of vulnerable road users and broaden the perspective of transportation planning to include pedestrians, people on bikes, and other non-drivers.

According to Haggerty, “The proposed revisions to HSIP regulations mark a crucial step forward in prioritizing the safety of vulnerable road users, including people who ride bikes. By clarifying definitions, broadening perspectives, and emphasizing comprehensive safety approaches, these proposed changes can enhance road safety across the country.”

Haggerty urges bike advocates to participate in the public comment process to support the proposed changes. “By lending your voice to this cause, you're not just advocating for safer roads — you're actively shaping the future of transportation for generations to come.”

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