February 07, 2011

DC hearing on bike/ped safety enforcement

DC Councilmember Phil Mendelson got an earful from residents Friday at a hearing he held on bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement. The basic gist from the stories, reports, and tweets is that there's a chronic problem both with a general lack of traffic enforcement. There's also a lot of errors, inconsistencies, and falsehoods regarding MPD officers knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian laws.

Several other blogs and news sources have already covered this extensively, so I'll simply defer to them. Here's a few:

Greater Greater Washington, including David Alpert's testimony at the hearing.

TBD On Foot live blogging.

TheWashCycle Blog.

WTOP's Kate Ryan.

Lastly, several tweets were made using the #pedbike hashtag.

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