Livable Cville speaks out on recent fatal crashes
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local group is speaking out about the recent deadly crashes in the area.
Livable Cville aims to bring attention to disproportionate living conditions, including pedestrian safety.
Matthew Gillikin, with Livable Cville, says unsafe infrastructure for cyclists is to blame for the recent death in the city.
He blames the tragedy on what he calls poorly designed, car-centric infrastructure.
"Pedestrians, cyclists, anyone who has to use a mobility device to get from point a to point b who can't drive. They are an afterthought in almost every single mile of roads in Charlottesville and Albemarle County," said Gillikin.
Livable Cville is calling on Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia to take bold action to make the community safer.