BOISE -- There's a lot of attention being given to bicycle safety in Boise lately.

On Thursday, the Boise Police Department unveiled a specially marked bicycle safety awareness BPD patrol car.

It's part of a campaign with LOOK! Save a Life, a local cycling safety group.

Crashes between motorists and cyclists increased by 19 percent last year, and city leaders say bringing a greater understanding between those behind the wheel and those behind the handlebars will help bring that number down.

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