Since June, six people have been killed while riding bikes in Chicago. Every single crash involved a commercial vehicle.
This troubling trend points to an urgent need to address the disproportionate threat these large vehicles pose to people biking and walking.
We are asking the mayor, Chicago City Council and relevant city agencies to immediately put into place proven strategies that can prevent more fatalities due to crashes involving large vehicles.
Please stand with us by signing on to our Vision Zero Call to Action.
Other U.S. cities have already led the way on commercial vehicle safety, taking concrete steps to address this public safety issue, including:
Voluntary and required installation of side-guards on city trucks and private commercial...