Truck Side Guards and a Safe Truck Program

safety_rack_1_.jpgThe Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will conduct a public hearing to examine the potential for deploying truck side guards across all city-owned trucks as part of a proposed "Safe Truck" program for testing innovative tools that will enhance protections for cyclists and pedestrians.

Last year, the City of Cambridge launched a small pilot program to experiment with "truck side guards," protective racks that are designed to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being crushed by a wheel in the event of a collision with a truck. Now, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone, chair of the council's Transportation Committee, is working to bring local advocates, safety experts, and city staff together to explore the potential for an expanded program.

The meeting will be held on October 22 at 3 pm in the Basement Conference Room, 831 Massachusetts Avenue.

Invited guests include:

  • Dr. Alex Epstein, Engineer, US DOT Volpe Research Center
  • Steven Miller, Board of Directors, LivableStreets Alliance
  • Steve Bercu, Boston Cyclists Union
  • Owen O'Riordon, Commissioner, Cambridge Department of Public Works
  • And other advocates, experts, and city staff.

Want to learn more about truck side guards? Check out this excellent pamphlet that was recently produced by the Boston Cyclists' Union. We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

WHEN
October 22, 2014 at 3pm - 5pm
WHERE
Lombardi Municipal Building
831 Massachusetts Ave
Basement Conference Room
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
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CONTACT
Mike Connolly · · (617) 349-4279
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-21 11:05:47 -0700
    We've posted some additional details for tomorrow's 3 pm meeting on my city council website... http://www.denniscarlone.org/transportation_hearing_truck_side_guards
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