Welcome to The Cyclist and Pedestrian Accident Awareness blog. The goal of this blog is to compile reports of cyclist and pedestrian accidents that have occurred in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. This is an issue I have wanted to take an initiative on for some time. After 22 year old, Alice Swanson, had been struck down and killed by a trash truck on her commute into work on the 8th of July this year it is time for things to be done.
Providing cyclist and pedestrian safety awareness to the public is only one of the many things to come out of this initiative. The accident reports from this blog will be used for driver educational programs, other advocacy outlets and proactive measures.
I strongly encourage reports of accidents, as well as feedback and emails. Together we will achieve a safer world for both cyclists and pedestrians.
Ride and walk safe!