Tonight at 6 p.m., the Lancaster ATP (Active Transportation Plan) hosted a neighborhood meeting to discuss their plans for a bicycle network throughout the Northeast neighborhoods of the city. The network would include bike boulevards, bike lanes, and greenway trails, according to the announcement for the meeting. The purpose of the gathering was to showcase the planned network while getting input from members of the community.
The Lancaster ATP is an effort between the city of Lancaster and the County to promote active forms of transportation. Per their website, the goal of the project is to have a positive impact on the economy, the environment, and the health of the community all at once. One of their primary goals is to make cycling, jogging, and pedestrian transportation more safe.
Rising Bicyclist & Pedestrian Deaths
From 2010 to 2014, pedestrian collisions in Pennsylvania slightly lowered—but the fatality rate of these types of accidents climbed significantly higher than other types of crashes. Both the statistics and our experience as Lancaster bicycle accident attorneys agree: our community needs to fight harder to protect pedestrians. Having designated routes set aside for cyclists is a leap in the right direction—not only will it give cyclists their own space on the road, but it will ideally encourage more people to ride their bikes to work. At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP, initiatives like this have our full and enthusiastic support.
Lancaster Personal Injury Attorneys Since 1922
For nearly a century, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has been a leading advocate for injured cyclists throughout Pennsylvania. Our Lancaster personal injury lawyers understand the dangers our neighbors face on a daily basis. That’s why we have sought to serve our communities not only in the courtroom, but in our support of safety programs that keep pedestrians alive and unharmed.Our team urges our communities to provide their input to Lancaster ATP—let them know where you bike, the hazards you face, and what improvements you’d like them to consider. There’s a few ways we can make our communities safer, but using your voice might be the best way forward.