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Cyclist Hit by Car on Port Chicago - Sign of Concord's 'Driver Culture'?

A male cyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was hit by a car around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday night. How can Concord improve bicycle safety? Share your thoughts.

Cyclist Hit by Car on Port Chicago - Sign of Concord's 'Driver Culture'?

Another cyclist being hit by a car in Concord prompts the question: what can the city do to improve bicycle safety?

A man riding his bicycle on Port Chicago Highway was hit by a vehicle at around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday night, the Contra Costa Times reports. The circumstances of the collision are under investigation.

The man was taken to hospital. Police said he suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. The driver was uninjured.

Earlier this year, a father and his 9-year-old daughter were killed while riding their bikes at the intersection of Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road. 

The question of how the city can improve safety for cyclists is sure to come up at Saturday's forum on the future of downtown Concord. Already, Concordians using the Concord Connects website to voice their views have suggested creating bicycle lanes on major roads and transforming the "driver culture" here to a more bicycle-friendly one.

According to Concord's Planning Manager Carol Johnson, the city is looking at developing a "Share the Road" public education campaign "to help us all learn how to become more aware of all the various ways people use our roads." 

How do you think Concord can improve bicycle safety? Do you feel safe cycling on the city's roads? Share your thoughts below.

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