The City of San Antonio has launched a new safety campaign called “Get Cyched,” featuring these two ads, to draw attention to their new Safe Passing Ordinance. The message emphasizes sharing the road, and responsibilities for motorists and bicyclists. The city’s safe passing law requires most drivers to give at least three feet when passing and commercial truck drivers to give 6 feet. The city also passed an ordinance that requires bicyclists to use a front light and a rear light or reflector when riding at night.
According to the press release, the campaign is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with Energy Efficiency Block Grant (EECBG) funds through the Department of Energy, with support from San Antonio’s Mayor:
“We have made bicycles a higher priority in San Antonio,” Mayor Julián Castro said. “Not only do bike-friendly initiatives promote healthy living, they will improve the overall quality of life in our city and make places like downtown more attractive to investment and residential living.”
Thanks to new LCI Justin for the heads up.
League Policy Director
Flusche joined the League in April 2009 and has a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.