Recently, Los Alamos bicycling enthusiast Khal Spencer, LAPD Captain Randy Foster, police chief Wayne Torpy, Traffic Division Manager Nancy Talley, and Traffic Engineer Kyle Zimmerman met to discuss bicycle safety in the county.
There has been a spike in bicycle and vehicle collisions this year with three since April, Foster said. And there have been a number of near misses, Spencer added.
The group was trying to find ways to reduce such collisions.
Foster said the most dangerous area seems to be Diamond Drive between Sandia and the bridge. There are numerous entrances into parking lots that are not at intersections and those create the potential for bike/car collisions, Foster said.