Bicyclist Injured In Pacific Coast Highway Crash In Malibu

A bicyclist was injured in a crash involving a vehicle Tuesday in Malibu.

The crash was reported at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday on PCH near Big Rock, according to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff Station.

The bicyclist hit a car door as the rider was passing by on PCH, the Sheriff's department reported.
Chris Frost August 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Barrie, respectfully, they do have the right to ride on PCH and in the canyons. They do not have the right to break traffic laws along the way. It is the responsibility of the drivers, as well as everyone using these roads, whether it be pedestrians, skateboarders, cyclists etc. to do so carefully and with "due regard" for others. If that means slowing down and being alert, or changing lanes if necessary, than so be it. And it goes without saying that ALL OF THE ABOVE, MUST adhere to the traffic laws. Maybe the fact that others besides cars are out there is a wake up call for all of us to make the highway and canyons a safer experience. Of course, you don't want to hit someone out on the road. No one does. Staying alert and giving everyone out there due consideration, will reduce the odds of that happening tremendously.
Barrie Livingstone August 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Great comments Chris but the truth is that odds are not for safe bicycle riding on PCH. It is just not possible or imaginable for cars, truck, buses, pedestrians, motorcycles, parked cars, delivery trucks and bikes to occupy a road where traffic routinely is driving at speeds above 55mph. It is possible however for the city to ask the state for funding to have a proper traffics logistics company to do a survey of our roads and provide what they see as helpful solutions to stop the wanton loss of life that is happening daily and weekly here in Malibu. while we are all respectfully professionals at some line of work or another I don't know if there are any among us that are solely traffic pattern analysts. Once we have a proper report the city and state can implement the changes. I am sitting in my office right now on pch and La costa and most days we hear sirens. sometimes 2-3 times a day. This is pandemic and more important that any other issues as at any moment it is taking somebody's loved one. Let me see...a bicyclist being squashed to death by a truck or allowing national retailers to do business in Malibu....Do we need to really think on that one?
Chris Frost August 13, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Barrie, you hit the key with the 55 MPH comment. They are routinely driving in excess of this. Which makes their reaction time that much more critical. Add distracted driving to that and you have a recipe that invites accidents. There is a PCH safety study going on presently. Their focus is on all of the elements necessary to raising the safety bar on PCH. Malibu will host two public meetings this month as part of the city’s Pacific Coast Highway Safety Study.The meetings are set for Aug. 20 and Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Malibu City Hall.The meetings will focus on a review of the draft Alternatives Analysis Report, next steps and a project schedule. Google it to learn more about this, as it was funded last year(I believe) and has held quite a few meetings while working up to this point. I am on the same page with you regarding safety, but in my opinion it needs to include all of the elements of use on PCH. Maybe that means slowing it all down and clamping down on distracted driving. Regards
Scooter August 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Bicyclists create havoc and very dangerous situations for the auto drivers that have to avoid hitting THEM. END OF STORY.


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