More awareness for walkers, bicyclists
Road improvements in Albany must consider users other than cars
By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
Updated 9:55 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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Coexist New York State was developed as a statewide public safety campaign that educates and encourages all roadway users; whether they are young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper to safely coexistwhile using our shared roadways.
Pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized modes of transportation are the most vulnerable roadway users when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. These groups are at-risk for more serious injuries than vehicle occupants and often require extensive medical treatment and/ or lengthy rehabilitation. For these reasons, the Governor’s Traffic safety Committee (GTSC) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) continue to highlight pedestrian and bicycle safety as priority programs in the Highway Safety Strategic Plan and the Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
This site is intended to provide tools for communities around the state to utilize on the local level. There are videos, brochures and posters that can be tailored for your neighborhood. These tools can be used to highlight an existing traffic safety concern, get details on the laws and creates a platform for educating all roadways users across the state.
Best practices from around the state are highlighted and you can learn how other communities are tailoring the tools provided to start a walking school bus program or educate the community on the yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk law.
Resources and additional links from around the country will also keep you in touch with lessons learned and how similar communities as ours have addressed traffic safety.
To take advantage Coexist NYS and learn how to utilize the available tools be sure to register your community.