Some highlights from the Plan, which is a little dry (and has an unfortunate habit of saying things like "VDOT has made tremendous strides in establishing policies that address the needs of bicyclists." Which might be true, but still comes off as bragging.)
- Goals: Increase the use of bicycling in Virginia to include a full and diverse range of the population for all trip purposes; and improve safety and comfort of bicyclists throughout Virginia, reduce bicycle crashes.
- According to the 2000 U.S. Census, in Arlington County, 12.4 percent of households have no motor vehicle
- "the likelihood of a motor vehicle driver being responsible is greater for crashes involving adult bicyclists."
- "For motorists, failure to yield is the most common cause [of crashes] while for bicyclists, failure to yield, stop sign violations, and riding against traffic are the most common causes."