September 19th: PennDOT Hosts Bike Safety Event

On Friday, September 19, PennDOT District 11, in cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Health Department, and community organizations, will be holding a media event to outline bicycle safety.

In 2008, we have already had numerous Bicycle-vehicle crashes that have injured or killed residents going to shop at stores, to attend classes at schools and universities, and to meet with friends and families to have a bite to eat or visit a local event.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation would like to request that you consider attending this event to help convey the message of bicycle safety to cyclists and motorists alike. Pittsburgh, as well as any major metropolitan area, has a population who uses a wide variety of modes of transportation for everyday tasks; such as going to work, school, shopping and to sporting events. The potential for
bicycle-vehicle crashes is great and needs to be addressed to save lives and make our roadways safe no matter what mode of transportation is being utilized.

The event is being held Friday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m.; the location is at the corner of South Water Street and the Hot Metal Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh.

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