Moreover I don't really know where this fits in the regulatory and administrative scheme of things.
Many of the recommendations are auto-centric rather than multi-modal. And they miss the obvious: If cars kill, then why not reduce our need for them? You know, make it easy for people to walk and bike!
But two things seemed worth mentioning specifically. In the list of actions (helpfully summarized here), two are not a little in tension with one another:
- Increase emphasis on programs that will encourage bicycle travel.
- Consider legislation requiring the inclusion of helmets, reflective gear and lighting with new bicycles.
(Why aren't cars safety orange? Why don't we mandate helmets in addition to seat belts for passengers and drivers in cars? etc, etc)
If you have read the plan or know more about it, what are your thoughts?