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Happy Dog Takes On Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

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Happy Dog Takes On Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Doors 7:00pm. Forum Begins 7:30pm.

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"We know where the crashes are happening, and we know the solutions -- it's speed tables, traffic calming, implementing road diets and bike lanes." – Jacob VanSickle

According to US News, more than 7,500 people were killed in 2022 after being struck by vehicles while walking along or across U.S. roadways. The highest level seen in 41 years and up 77% since 2010. A similar trend is seen among cyclists, which in 2023 saw one of its deadliest years on record for bike fatalities. Larger vehicles, reckless driving habits picked up during the pandemic lockdown, and car-centric urban design have all been cited as possible explanations for the increase in fatalities. But when looking at the data and hearing the heart-wrenching stories of families and friends impacted by pedestrian deaths and injuries, it's clear more should be done to ensure it's safe to walk and bike in America.

Right now, several plans are in the works to improve pedestrian experiences and bike pathways in Cleveland. The City of Cleveland is in the process of developing a Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate serious injuries and deaths on Cleveland roads. Lorain Avenue, Superior Ave, and even the Lakefront and Riverfront planning designs are in development--providing an incredible opportunity to incorporate strategies that increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

Can we rebuild a city that works for not just cars, but also pedestrians and cyclists? And what can we learn from best practices in planning and policy? Join us at the City Club to hear from local experts on past and current efforts, and what else can be done to ensure all cities - including Cleveland - have truly walkable and bikeable streets.

Let us know if you're coming! Please RSVP by registering below. It's not required, but it helps us prepare and keeps you updated!


The livestream will be available beginning at 7:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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