Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Ride of Silence Tonight
We will be meeting up at 6:45 at the Art Museum Steps for the Ride of Silence. There will be a brief memorial service for the eight cyclists killed in the Greater Philadelphia region since last May before the ride starts at 7PM. The ride is 7 miles long and of course set at an easy pace.
Helmets are required and everyone will sign a waiver.
While US traffic deaths has declined slightly for many years other countries have managed to reduce traffic deaths including bicyclists deaths.
Vision Zero, is a policy of the Swedish government that requires that fatalities and serious injurious are reduced to zero in Sweden by 2020. Recently Switzerland and Finland have followed Sweden’s model.. The beauty of Vision Zero is that it sets a hard target and presses the government to achieve it.