Fighting cyclists and pedestrian deaths on Bakersfield's streets

Bike Bakersfield hosting event Saturday morning

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -

Cyclist and pedestrian safety are on Bike Bakersfield’s mind. Bike Bakersfield is a non-profit bicycle advocacy group. Saturday morning they will host an event centered around keeping cyclists safer while riding in Bakersfield.

 

The event is scheduled between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Beale Library and is part of their Second Saturday at Bike Bakersfield events. During the event they will showcase the new program Street Story. Bike Bakersfield officials said the program will help pedestrians and bicyclists learn how to self-report incidents, near-misses and collisions while on the road.

 

According to the organizers, an officer from Bakersfield Police Department is expected to present information about collision reporting. BPD officers said in the last three years about 50 pedestrians have been hit and killed in Bakersfield. 

 

The event will also include a short workshop to help cyclists use the new self-reporting program in real time.

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