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Three Bicyclists Killed In Iowa This Month

Ghost Bike for Constance Holden

Iowa averages around seven bicycle crash fatalities per year. Tragically, three cyclists have lost their lives in the past two weeks alone. What can we do as drivers and cyclists to prevent these tragedies, and what can Iowa lawmakers do to protect the Iowans we share our roads with?

On this segment of River to River host Ben Kieffer talks with Mark Wyatt of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

Also in the program, a look at decline that has effected rural counties across the nation since the Great Recession, and the outlook for rural Iowa with ISU Associate Scientist in Economics Dave Swenson.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa