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The future of bicycling and bike safety in Michigan

Jun 8, 2017

This week marks the anniversary of the crash that left five bicyclists dead in Kalamazoo County. In 2016, a total of 38 cyclists in Michigan lost their lives in crashes involving motor vehicles. That's a 10-year high, according to state data.

Michigan Radio's “Sharing the Road” series has been examining bike safety in Michigan. For the final installment, two experts joined Morning Edition host Doug Tribou for a conversation about the future of bicycling in Michigan. 

John Lindenmayer is the executive director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists – a nonprofit group that works with state and local agencies to improve bike safety.

Josh DeBruyn is the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator at the Michigan Department of Transportation.

John and Josh also answered some questions from Michigan Radio listeners about bicycling laws in the state. Click here for additional questions and answers

This is Part Three of "Sharing the Road," a Michigan Radio series. Click here to read more.

Michigan Radio's Morning Edition producer Lauren Talley contributed to this story with additional help from Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth.