Thursday, January 07, 2010

Yours Truly Quoted in Runner's World

For the last year, I have worked closely with BikeTexas to get the Safe Passing bill passed here in Texas. Unfortunately Governor Perry vetoed it despite overwhelming support in the House and Senate. I spoke with the reporter working on an article on runner safety and the lack of advocacy on behalf of runners as a group. While working on the Safe Passing bill, it quickly became clear that pedestrians i.e. runners had zero representation at the Capital even though the bill included them along with cyclists, tow truck operators, farm equipment operators in the "vulnerable road users" category. The reporter ran with it and penned an entire feature and insert on Runner Safety. Hopefully the article will create more awareness and inspire runners to get more involved.


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