Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling meet with Police to improve Bike Safety Website

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Bicycle safety and injury advocate Doug Landau making sure a cyclist is properly sitting on his stationary bike at the Herndon Bike to Work festival
Bicycle safety and injury advocate Doug Landau making sure a cyclist is properly sitting on his stationary bike at the Herndon Bike to Work festival

Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (“FABB”) met with City of Fairfax Police Chief and Sargent Pam Nevlud to provide comments on the city’s new bicycle safety website. FABB asked that the website put less stress on the dangers of cycling and more on the many positive aspects of cycling. Bicycling is no more dangerous than many other common activities. In fact, the health benefits of cycling outweigh the dangers. FABB discussed the importance of bicycle education at all levels and plans to co-sponsor a bike rodeo with the police in the spring.

FABB members manned a booth near my own during the annual “Bike 2 work” festival in Herndon. The FABB explained its positions on various issues and is genuinely concerned about bike commuting, touring and biker safety. The Bike to Work day also featured free information about cycling safety, biker injury and prevention of bicycle and car crashes. For other news and articles of interest, visit the FABB blog.

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