Recent statistics show that San Luis Obispo ranks in the top ten worst places for cyclist injuries and deaths in California. This comes as a shock to many residents in the area. Furthermore, recent data shows the ranking jumps to the most dangerous city each year since 2008 when compared to cities with similar populations (25,000 – 50,000).
There are some changes coming and hopefully a bright future ahead for cyclist in San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports, “The city’s goal is to increase bicycle ridership by 20 percent by 2020.” This will not prevent bicycle injuries, but it should help mitigate the number of bicycle accidents in the city by creating safer streets and dedicated bicycle zones. Here at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have helped cyclist who have been injured in bicycle accidents. As a Platinum Sponsors of the SLO County Bicycle Coalition, we will continue to advocate for safer streets for cyclists in the community.