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Police Complaints Board Releases Follow-Up Report on MPD Enforcement of the District’s Biking Laws and Bicycle Safety

Date Released: 
Thu, 09/12/2013

Police Complaints Board Releases Follow-Up Report on MPD Enforcement of the District’s Biking Laws and Bicycle Safety

(Washington, DC) – Cycling is growing in popularity in the District.  Three percent of city residents biked to work in 2010 and there were 56 miles of designated bike lanes as of 2012.  As the number of bicyclists increase in the District of Columbia, the number of bike crashes has also grown.  According to the District Department of Transportation, District of Columbia Bike Program Fact Sheet, there were 264 reported bike crashes in 2006 and 435 reported in 2012.

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