Calling all cyclists who ride in or through San Mateo County.
CVE Founder, Craig Davis, will present “Enforcing Laws For Cycling Safety” during the San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting on February 18 at 7 PM. The Zoom meeting can be accessed at https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/98097726273
Craig explains how the lack of enforcement of existing laws for cycling safety begins with the legislature and trickles down to law enforcement and the legal system. He explains how this causes cyclists to stop cycling and prevents potential cyclists from starting. Craig deconstructs five criminal near miss incidents against cyclists in San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties spanning seven years in a self perpetuating cycle that enables drivers to endanger cyclists with impunity. In each of these cases law enforcement refused to charge the drivers, even with cyclists’ video evidence and even when a cyclist was hit by a pickup truck.
This self perpetuating cycle is the reason we wrote legislation to add cyclist and pedestrian safety to the reckless driving law. We need all cyclists and pedestrians, and people who care about active transportation, to help us by adding their names to our petition. Those who previously added their names can confirm their name was added by visiting this page.
Lastly, Craig will share how, working together, cyclists, law enforcement, the legal system, government agencies and legislators can achieve safe shared streets.
Please help support our work by attending and adding your voice during this important presentation.
Please feel free to review Craig's presentation below.