Sad news to report today – The Eagle has reported that another bicyclist has died from injuries after being hit by a pickup truck along San Jacinto Way, also known as Highway 21.
At the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting earlier this month, one of the items provided to attendants was a map of accidents and fatalities in the Bryan/College Station area. Highway 21 stood out as a major problem in that regard, with 5 bicycle or pedestrian accidents over the previous five years, plus two fatal car accidents.
This raises several important questions:
1. Why so many accidents along this stretch?
2. What can, and should, be done to reverse this trend?