On September 27, 2018, Bruce S. Deming was honored to appear before the DC Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment and the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Policy in support of DC’s Vision Zero initiative. Watch the video of the live testimony and read the full statement.
Want another reason to ride your bike to work? In addition to being more fun than sitting in traffic, cycling or walking to work every day can help you lose weight, and is an excellent way to stay active when you don’t have time to make it to the gym during the week.
In DC and around the country, motorists continue to park in bike lanes, despite the fact that the practice is both illegal and unsafe. When a car is blocking a bike lane and a cyclist is forced into lanes of traffic, this disruption clearly presents a dangerous and avoidable situation for the cyclist as well as the drivers on the road.
In June 2012, a jogger turned around suddenly on the Roanoke River Greenway in Roanoke, Virginia and caused a cyclist to fall off of her bicycle. The cyclist, Ann Shepherd, sustained injuries including bleeding and bruising of the brain. She brought a suit against the jogger, 62-year-old William Bundy, stating that Bundy was negligent and that his failure to signal caused the collision. Shepherd sought $750,000, citing $81,000 in medical bills and $7,600 in lost wages. Last month, a jury determined that Bundy was negligent and ordered him to pay Shepherd $300,000.