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  • nkeenan633
    The Metropolitan Police finally agreed to meet with WABA this week about bicycle safety issues. Apparently it was a very productive meeting; according to a
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2008
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      The Metropolitan Police finally agreed to meet with WABA this week
      about bicycle safety issues. Apparently it was a very productive
      meeting; according to a WABA release, this is what they agreed to:

      As a result of the meeting, WABA, DDOT and MPD agreed to do the
      following:

      * WABA and DDOT will create power point slides on areas where
      clarification of District law is needed that will be shown during
      police roll calls. Other slides identifying high crash areas will
      also be shown.

      * MPD will expand distribution of WABA's Pocket Guide to DC Bike Laws
      to MPD officers;

      * MPD will designate a point person on bike issues that will
      regularly attend DC Bicycle Advisory Council meetings;

      * MPD will coordinate better with DDOT on the upcoming Street Smarts
      enforcement campaign and improve training of officers working the
      program;

      * MPD will work with WABA on enforcement stings of the bus and bike
      lanes in Chinatown and will conduct occasional bike lane double
      parking ticketing waves;

      * WABA, DDOT and MPD will explore creating a police training video on
      bike and ped laws;

      * WABA will work with MPD on collecting unreported crash data and
      other complaints that will be passed along to the Traffic Safety
      Branch;

      * WABA, DDOT, MPD, and Council staff will coordinate efforts to
      identify high traffic safety complaint areas;

      * WABA, DDOT and MPD will examine the DC Driver Training Manual's
      questions on bike and peds to see if they can be improved


      The full press release is here:
      http://waba.org/takeaction/MPD.php

      Nick
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