ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- In just a matter of days last week, there were three car vs. bicycle crashes in St. Augustine.
All this just before a planned meeting Monday to study what's really going on with bicycling in the nation's oldest city.
"Bicycles are a great way to get around. There's no doubt about it," Heather Neville said, a bicycle advocate in St. Augustine with a group called VeloFest.
"Riding a bike is a popular, easy, economic, healthy way to get around," she noted.
The City of St. Augustine agrees. It is placing more bicycle racks around the city and has issued press releases encouraging people to ride their bikes to local events such as the Rhythm and Ribs festival this past weekend.
However, Neville notes the number of crashes is going up, but so is the number of people riding bikes.