Pomona Bicyclist’s Death Focuses Attention on Local Safety Issues

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The death of a Cal Poly student in a Pomona bicycle accident has once again sharply focused attention on bicycle safety in the area. According to several bicyclists who choose to bike to campus, safety has been neglected in this area.

The death of a Cal Poly student in a Pomona bicycle accident has once again sharply focused attention on bicycle safety in the area.  According to several bicyclists who choose to bike to campus, safety has been neglected in this area.

According to Cal Poly Pomona students, they have time and again brought these safety problems to the attention of the university administration, but to no avail.  No attention has been paid to the matter.  The students say that they have asked for several safety measures to be implemented along bicycle-magnet roads like Kellogg Drive, but all of these pleas have gone neglected by the administration.

Recently, these serious issues of bicycle safety in the campus were brought to light by the death of a 21-year-old student, who was struck by a car when he was bicycling on Kellogg Drive.  The accident took place on February 28.  The student died of his injuries just a few hours later.

According to several former residents, conditions on the campus are unsafe for bicyclists.  Almost every day, there is a near-miss accident incident that really brings home to residents how dangerous the area is for bicyclists.  Residents are calling for a number of bicycle safety measures to be implemented, including installation of biking lanes.

The severe shortage of bike lanes makes it unsafe for bicyclists to bike around campus.  Bicycle safety advocates have also called for traffic calming strategies as well as the installation of stop signs that can promote safe driving.

Many people choose to bicycle to campus because bicycling offers the most convenient route to campus.  According to university officials, they have implemented a number of measures to make the campus safer for bicyclists and for all other kinds of traffic.  But Pomona residents, students and bicycle accident attorneys would like to see more measures introduced to reduce the incidence of speeding motorists.

 

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