CRT Sweeper Increases Footprint for Improved Bicycle Safety
April 30, 2013
Dan Martin of CRD has been recognized with a Safety SPOT Award for pointing out sand and gravel accumulation on the side of Cyclotron Road, at the bottom of the hill below Blackberry Gate. This was causing cyclists to pull into the center of the lane in order to stop, increasing the likelihood of a vehicle collision.
Martin thought the sand and gravel might be from the CRT construction project, and he suggested that the construction sweeper continue outside the gate and cover the area at the intersection of Hearst Road and Highland Place.
There have been several bicycle accidents at the stop sign near B65, and gravel on the roadway may have been a factor. Keeping the road clear helps reduce the risk for cyclists
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