Topic : cyclists

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Still Blaming Bus-Pedestrian Contact On the A-Pillar/Mirror Design?

| June 1, 2016

I have had it with the never-ending meeting of the minds on the predominant causes of left-turn bus-pedestrian collisions. This whole issue is getting obscured with presentations that slice and dice every possible cause of these incidents into a collection of symbols, numbers and formulas. Please stop.

New collision avoidance technology for buses increases pedestrian, cyclist safety

Security and Safety | December 1, 2015

The Mobileye Shield+ System is a multi-vision-sensor system that uses algorithms to determine whether a pedestrian or bicyclist near the vehicle is a threat and alerts the driver with an audible and visual alert.

November 23, 2015

Key Steps to Managing Left-Turning Buses and Pedestrian Safety

Bus operators are not blindfolded. Operators are trained and required to identify potential hazards, based on their forward planning skills. With regard to left turns, these so called “blind spots” are really areas behind the left A-pillar/mirror that are “temporarily” obstructed to the operator, not blind to the operator. The key here is for the operators to utilize their observation and forward planning skills to minimize the time that their vision is temporarily obstructed. The pedestrian that regrettably becomes a victim of bus contact should be in the clear view of the operator long before arriving at the location where the contact occurred. Pedestrians are not “coming out of nowhere!"

Rail| February 28, 2012

Cyclists call on NJ Transit to change policy

Currently only allows cyclists to bring their bicycles onto trains only at stations with high-level platforms.
University| June 13, 2011

U. of Maryland no longer opposed to campus rail

University leaders who were previously concerned that the trains would endanger walkers and cyclists said that Maryland MTA has since addressed those issues. The University’s support gives a major boost to the project as transit officials seek federal funding.
Rail| March 21, 2011

D.C. Metro to attract more bike-to-rail commuters

In a move to curb parking space construction, the agency’s long-range planners have begun an initiative to quintuple the number of cyclists taking public transit.

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