Bicycle and Pedestrian

The City of Baton Rouge has been deemed by the Federal Highway Administration as a focus city due to the high number of fatal bike and pedestrian crashes.  In 2015, there were 107 crashes involving the serious/moderate injury or fatality of a bicyclists or pedestrians in the capital region.  Strategies to combat these statistics include improving infrastructure; marketing campaigns to educate all users on pedestrian and bicycle laws; improving crash data reporting; offering design and education workshops; and utilizing Complete Streets approaches to design.  Coalition leaders intend to work with local governments, advocates, and law enforcement to ensure the relationships and communication necessary to create a safe, multi-modal system in the capital region. 

Team Leaders

The Capital Region's Bike and Pedestrian team is a mix of concerned citizens, planners and elected officials.  The Capital Region's Bike and Pedestrian Safety Team Leaders are listed below:  

J.T. Sukits, CRPC
Whitney Hoffman Sayal, DDD
Trooper Joseph Hall, LSP