At issue: Safety

19 Oct

In observing the environment for walking and biking in the Logan Square neighborhood and particularly around the Logan Square Blue Line station/bus terminal (though at other key intersections as well), BikeWalk Logan Square recognizes that safety is an issue.

According to data compiled by the Active Transportation Alliance, from 2006 to 2009, there were 13 crashes with injuries involving cars and bikes or cars and pedestrians within 300 feet of the Logan Square station.  We know of at least two more, including one resulting in a death, that happened earlier this year.

The current focus of BikeWalk Logan Square addresses the safety issues closest to the station.  There are other hopes, plans and people looking at the safety issues around the Logan Square roundabout and its intersections.

Location of Car/Bike and Car/Pedestrian Crashes with Injuries 2006 - 2009

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