Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has been working with local organizations to distribute safety packages for pedestrians and cyclists to help increase their visibility by motorists. The safety package consists of:
- An adjustable, reflective safety strap;
- A blinking, clip-on light; and
- An informational card with tips on how to be safe while walking or cycling near traffic, especially during dusk and dawn.
“The safety package contains items that are light-weight and easy to use. Using them is a simple way to make sure pedestrians and cyclists are seen by motorists,” explained Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, AICP. “In addition, it is important for pedestrians and cyclists to pay attention to their surroundings.”
A recent safety analysis revealed three areas of the Region experience a high number of pedestrian or bicycle crashes. Targeting distribution to these areas, Huber Heights (Taylorsville Road), Miami Township (SR725/SR741) and Dayton (Wayne Avenue), was a priority to help reduce crashes. To learn more about transportation safety in the Region, visit mvrpc.org/transportation-safety.
Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region. MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.
For additional information, contact Laura A. Loges, MVRPC’s Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, at (937)223-6323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.