Bicycle Safety Reminder for
Sand Hill Road
By Janice Dabney
SLAC car drivers
entering the site from Sand Hill Road (going west) have observed quite a
number of near misses between bicycles and cars because of the following
practice. Bicycle riders are cutting over quickly from the bike lane on
the right and merging into fast traffic 80-100 feet before the light to
make a left turn into SLAC.
Those of you who have
been here since 2001 remember that on July 5 of that year, graduate
student Katherine Pope was killed while riding her bicycle to work on
Sand Hill Road (See
Use the Crosswalk
This time of year our
site welcomes many summer interns and users who ride bicycles. Everyone
should take note of this hazard, but especially visitors who are here
for a short time from a more passive environment than Sand Hill Road.
Please stay in the bike lane and use the crosswalk or at least merge
into the roadway in a safe and responsible manner with the proper
caution and signals.
Stop by the SLAC
Safeguards and Security Office (in its new location in Bldg. 207,
located off the Campus Loop Road) to pick up a bicycle safety brochure.