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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Two local non-profits have had it with unnecessary traffic deaths. Rachel Heiligman, the executive director of the transportation advocacy nonprofit Ride New Orleans *and Naomi Doerner, the executive director of the bicycle advocacy group Bike Easy , went before the ...

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Nonprofits pitch Vision Zero policy for cyclists and pedestrians



Two local non-profits have had it with unnecessary traffic deaths.

Rachel Heiligman, the executive director of the transportation advocacy nonprofit Ride New Orleans*and Naomi Doerner, the executive director of the bicycle advocacy group Bike Easy, went before the New Orleans City Council's Transportation and Airport Committee today to propose a Vision Zero initiative for cyclist and pedestrian deaths for the city of New Orleans.*

According to a study by the Center for Planning Excellence and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Louisiana has the fifth highest pedestrian death rate in the country. New Orleans takes the lead in the state, with 1,500 pedestrians involved in vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012.

On the bike front, things aren't any less grim.? [ Read more ]

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