A recent fatal bicycle crash has many in San Francisco calling for change, describing the roadway dangers as a crisis. In 2019 alone, five pedestrians and one bicyclist have died after being struck by vehicles. The crowded roadways, many without designated lanes, or room to maneuver, increase bicycling hazards.
The recent incident occurred when a woman riding an electrical assist bicycle, which limits how fast a person can ride. These bikes are great for getting people out and riding. Unfortunately, however, change in the design of the roadway is necessary. San Francisco streets need to be designed to not just accommodate vehicles, but also the volume of pedestrians and bicyclists.
The mayor has reiterated support for changes including short-term adjustments as well as long-term capital improvements.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has sustained any type of injuries in a Bay Area bicycle accident, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.