LaHood addresses Tampa bike safety summit attendees
Amanda Bayhi | April 11, 2013
At a national bike safety summit in Tampa, Florida, today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he thinks the Tampa area can become bike-friendly, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Today’s bike safety summit, one of two scheduled this month, focused on ways Tampa can do just that.
LaHood addressed ways the community could become more bike-friendly such as installing more bike paths and educating drivers on bike safety.
LaHood told attendees that Tampa has the potential to be bike-friendly because of its already strong and growing community of cyclists and officials who are working to create a safe environment for cyclists.
The news site reported that the Tampa area is known to be risky to cyclists, with 13 killed in Hillsborough County in 2012. So far, no deaths have been reported in the county this year.
For more information about the bike safety summits, visit dot.gov/bikesafetysummits.
MORE FROM News & Analysis
- Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events704 Views
- Firearms to be used for road construction668 Views
- POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes575 Views
- VIDEO: Worker dangles from excavator hammer 100 feet up417 Views
- How two men avoided travel fees by outsmarting airlines405 Views