First came the brightly colored bikes: silver bikes, yellow bikes, electric red bikes, orange bikes, lime green bikes. Then came the electric scooters, whizzing down sidewalks.
There were 843 traffic deaths in Virginia last year, and officials point to an alarming trend in the circumstances surrounding those fatal crashes.
Try it. You might like it. That’s the goal behind Bike To Work Day on May 18 in the D.C. region.
Motorcycle-related deaths in Virginia sharply increased last year. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that motorcycle deaths climbed by nearly 50 percent in 2017 compared to the year before.