Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed December 11th as Bicycle Action Committee Day in honor of the efforts of that organization.
According to the 2020 census, over 14 percent of the commuters who live in Key West travel to work by bike. That’s 24 times the national average.
However, statistics show that cyclists are disproportionally affected by roadway collisions.
Richard A Cahlin, founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Bicycle Action Committee “have shown significant leadership across the State of Florida advocating for bicycle safety, and the Bicycle Action Committee has provided generous support in the funding, design, and production of jerseys to improve awareness and safety of bicyclists in Key West,” reads the proclamation.
Cahlin and the City’s Multimodal Transportation Coordinator Ryan Stachurski accepted the proclamation.
The committee, said Cahlin, works with participating cities, raising funds from the private sector to create the high visibility jerseys.
“We want them to slow down, yield, and create a safe space for cyclists,” he said, noting that proceeds from the jerseys goes right back into the community to fund its bike initiatives.
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