What can you do to improve your safety as you walk or cross the street? Do you know where it is safe and legal to ride a bike? How does a motorist safely pass a bicyclist? This is a unique event in West Michigan. Transportation planners, bicyclists, local government, and law enforcement are coming together to answer your questions and give you information that you can use:
Saturday 2/6/2106 (10:00am – 2:00pm). Ottawa County Office Complex, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460
To register, email: Ehoekwater@the-macc.org or call (616) 395-2688
Safety is one of the most important goals in the operation of the transportation system. Over the past three decades, transportation fatality rates have declined in relationship to system usage, due in large part to safer cars, tougher police enforcement, and increasing use of seat belts, air bags, and child safety seats. However, in many crash categories, the actual number of crashes has increased because there are more people using the transportation system. Integrating safety into metropolitan transportation planning requires MPO coordination with transit, state highway and motor carrier safety agencies, and their safety processes.
(Safe, Affordable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users) includes safety as one of the planning factors to be considered in the transportation planning process.
MACC Safety Program