21 Jun '11, 11am

Bike Queen Pleads For Peds' Rights

Bike Queen Pleads For Peds' Rights

Bike Queen Pleads For Peds' Rights Cycling queen Mia Burke - here she talks about the magic of cycling, but now she's turning her sights on cyclist-pedestrian civility. About a dozen pedestrians get killed in the U.S. each day . The majority of these are males, and a majority of the incidents occur in urban areas. Link that with the fact that many a cycllist thinks every ride is a race and a workout, and it's not understand to see why pedestrians might be looking at urban cyclists as just another danger in their quest to cross streets without mishap. While is why Mia Burke, the reigning queen of bikeability in Portland (and with her recent book and speaking engagements, around the country) is putting out a plea for improved ped-cyclist relationships. View the entire comment thread.

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