Boulder adopts new Bike speed limits in crosswalks


Crosswalk at Folsom and Walnut

Yesterday the Boulder Council voted to adopt the Proposed 8mph speed limit for cyclists in crosswalks. Here is some of what was said in the Daily Camera
In a study conducted a few years ago, the city found that in 70 percent of accidents when a person was hit crossing at a flashing crosswalk, a bicycle was involved. That, the study concluded, was despite the fact that less than half the crossing activity was bicycle-related.

Cowern said a disproportionate number of accidents at the city's 15 flashing crosswalks involve bicycles, and Boulder needs to adopt regulations for the city's large cycling population.

Read the rest at the Daily Camera

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