California ranked the 8th most bicycle friendly state

When people think of transportation in California, particularly near Los Angeles, they think of automobiles. In fact, our city and most of our state is known for its car-dependency.

Things are slowly changing. The League of American Bicyclists ranked California at the 8th in their 2015 Bicycle Friendly State rankings. Our state ranked 9th in 2014 and 19th in 2013. 

Evaluation and ranking by The League was based on comprehensive survey results from each state's transportation department. Scores are awarded for five different categories with a point range of 1-5. California obtained good scores in each area: 

  1. Legislation & Enforcement - 4
  2. Policies & Programs - 4
  3. Infrastructure & Funding - 3
  4. Education & Encouragement - 4
  5. Evaluation & Planning - 4

The ranking report also has a "Top 10 Signs of Success" section, which includes whether they have dedicated state funding, an active bicycle advocacy group, a Share the Road campaign and an emphasis on bicycle safety in the state's highway safety plan.

The League not only provides a scorecard for each state, but also offers valuable feedback and suggestions for future action. Several suggestions have to do with cyclist safety including improving data collection techniques for bicycle-related injuries and fatalities as well as adopting a vulnerable road user law that penalizes drivers that injure or kill bicyclists or pedestrians in an accident.

Data from the Bicycle Friendly State survey is also used by the Alliance for Biking and Walking in their Benchmarking Report. This report provides more in-depth data for each evaluation criteria.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
#1840
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-773-3303
Fax: 310-474-1078
Los Angeles Personal Injury Office

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Get Answers From An Experienced Attorney

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy