Two cities win Lime competition for help with safe streets planning

More than 1,100 cyclists died in 2023, a 4% increase over the previous year, according to early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vulnerable road users, which include pedestrians and bicyclists, account for an increasing share of roadway deaths in the U.S., per the Federal Highway Administration.

“We have information about bikes and pedestrians and scooters which essentially no one else has,” Shapiro said. The two competition winners are among the 480 “Bicycle Friendly Communities” certified by the League of American Bicyclists, but they differ in their needs, Shapiro said.

Bloomington will use data on bike and scooter incidents, trip start and end locations, and whether people are riding in bike lanes, streets or along sidewalks, Shapiro explained.

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