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/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.
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