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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Oct 30, 2016 12:11 am

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COSTA MESA – A 32-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by oncoming traffic as he attempted to transition from the southbound 55 to northbound 405 in the freeway’s fast lane late Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Gilbert Gutierrez III, a resident of Lakewood, was identified by the coroner’s office as the victim.
An incident report released by the CHP says Gutierrez crossed lanes on the 55 while riding his Schwinn bicycle shortly before 11 p.m. and was struck by a Mitsubishi Eclipse. Investigators believe the car was traveling approximately 70 miles per hour, the report says.
Gutierrez was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The incident was still under investigation Saturday morning. It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision. No citations or arrests were made and the driver of the Eclipse, a 24-year-old woman, was not injured.
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Post by The fingers » Oct 31, 2016 8:06 am

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The driver accused of striking and killing a bicyclist Saturday on the St. Johns Bridge has been convicted of 31 driving infractions in the past.
Joel Aaron Schrantz, 42, is accused of hitting and killing 55-year-old Mitchell Todd York of Northeast Portland, on the St. John's Bridge at 11:25 a.m. Saturday morning. Police say York was a dedicated bicyclist who logged more than 500 miles per week.
Schrantz, who lives in North Portland, was arrested Saturday night and booked on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

According to court documents, Schrantz was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident in 2014. He also has 11 separate convictions for driving with a suspended license.
Schrantz's history of driving infractions also includes eight convictions for driving without insurance, two for speeding, two for operating without the required lighting equipment, two for failing to signal on a turn or stop, and one for each of the following: unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to renew auto registration, failure to obey a traffic control device, operation without a rearview mirror and failure to drive within a lane.
In addition, Schrantz has other criminal convictions, including for burglary, theft and identity theft.

According to investigators, Schrantz was driving a 1995 Toyota 4Runner and stopped at the red light on Northwest Bridge Avenue, waiting to cross over the bridge and into North Portland. When the light turned green, he sped onto the bridge and began to fishtail.
"Schrantz failed to maintain control of his vehicle as it slid into the westbound lanes of the bridge, where he collided with the bicycle rider who was riding westbound across the bridge," police said in a press release.
York was allegedly knocked off of his bike and landed under the front of another vehicle.
When officers arrived, they found York critically injured on the west end of the bridge. He died at the scene.

Investigators said the rear tires on Schrantz' SUV were bald and had no traction.
"Investigators learned that Schrantz was aware of the bad condition of his tires and other vehicle equipment issues making the 4Runner unsafe to drive," the release said.
Police said Schrantz was not impaired by drugs or alcohol. He could face additional charges.

The bridge was closed for several hours during the investigation. It reopened at about 4 p.m.
Portland police noted this was the 35th traffic fatality in Portland this year.
The St. Johns Bridge is a four-lane bridge with no dedicated bike lanes, although the outside lanes are "sharrows," where bikers share the lanes with vehicles. Many bicyclists use the bridge to travel from the east side of town to the popular biking roads along Highway 30, Germantown Road and in Forest Park.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 01, 2016 8:20 am

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A man was killed after he was struck and dragged by an SUV on Herndon Avenue in northwest Fresno on Saturday night, police said.
Lt. Mark Hudson said the 30-year-old man was riding south on Fruit Avenue and crossing the intersection when a Nissan SUV traveling east on Herndon Avenue struck him.
Hudson said the traffic light was green for the driver when he struck the man around 9 p.m.
The bicyclist was carried to the center of the busy intersection and the driver pulled over to alert police.
Hudson said the man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 04, 2016 8:19 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgevUdB3J0I :x A years worth? More like a weeks worth around here.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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By City News Service
POSTED: 11/01/16, 6:51 PM PDT | UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO
SUNLAND >> A man on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle and killed today in Sunland.
The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the 9100 block of Foothill Boulevard, near Wentworth Street and the Foothill (210) Freeway, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The bicyclist, approximately 60 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, Humphrey said.
The driver remained at the scene following the crash and was uninjured, Humphrey said.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division was investigating the crash.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 08, 2016 11:19 am

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Hunt On For Murdered Cotati Teen's White BicycleBREAKING: Before the 18-year-old went missing, he was last reported seen on the mountain bike heading to meet friend in Rohnert Park.

By Susan C. Schena (Patch Staff) - November 7, 2016 2:45 pm ET 
SONOMA COUNTY, CA – Detectives investigating themurder of 18-year-old Kirk Ryan Kimberly, the Cotati teen found last week stabbed to death and buried in a shallow grave on the Sonoma State University campus, have turned their attention to what happened to his bicycle.
Kimberly was last reported seen Oct. 17 when he left Cotati on a white bicycle to meet a friend in Rohnert Park, Cotati police said. He did not return home and stopped communication with friends and family, police said.
His body was found on the Rohnert Park campus by a landscaper around 3 p.m. Wednesday, covered by dirt and debris roughly 200 yards west of parking lot "M," and was identified using fingerprints. Sonoma County sheriff's officials said the missing teen was stabbed multiple times.
His bicycle is described as a white, men’s 2011 Cannondale Quick CX3 mountain bike. It had recently installed road tires, which have reflective material built into the sidewalls. (See photographs.)
Detectives said the killing of Kimberly "was not a random act of violence, but an isolated incident," and that the murder appears to have no link to Sonoma State.
"Thus far, detectives have found no affiliation with the homicide and Sonoma State University or its students, other than where the body was found, which was on the property in an isolated and secluded area of the campus," said Lt. Tim Duke.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation at the request of campus police.
A pathologist from the county coroner's office, an investigator with the district attorney's office and violent crimes detectives spent hours unearthing the remains on Thursday, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Spencer Crum said.
"There's no time restraint," Crum said.
The remains were "in the form of a body and are not just bones," he said.
Officials said they are not disclosing such details as how many or where stab wounds were on the victim or what type of weapon was used.
Anyone with information related to the Cannondale mountain bike or Kimberly's disappearance and death is asked to contact Sonoma County Sheriff’s Detective Horsman at 707-565-2185.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 09, 2016 10:43 am

http://myvalleynews.com/local/menifee-m ... nd-bushes/ :cry:
MENIFEE: Man’s body found in bushes
By Trevor Montgomery on November 8, 2016No Comment
MENIFEE – Sheriff’s officials have confirmed the discovery of a man’s body that was found in some bushes along a Menifee road. The body was located adjacent to La Piedra Road, east of School Park Drive. The location is west of Sherman Road and southeast of Chester W. Morrison Elementary School and Lyle Marsh Park.
The victim, who has not yet been identified pending identification and notification of his family, appeared to have been dead for some time, according to officials. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a bike near the man’s body.
Deputies were dispatched to the location at 7:04 a.m., after a citizen called 911 to report the discovery.
After deputies arrived and they confirmed the discovery, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Menifee Police Station responded to the location to conduct a death investigation.
“At this time, the investigation is being handled as an unattended death and is not being investigated as a homicide,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Mike Vasquez said in a telephone interview.
Coroner’s officials arrived at the location to assist in the investigation and to to remove the victim’s body.
By 1 p.m. the victim’s body had been recovered and the scene had been cleared by sheriff and coroner officials.
No immediate connection has been made yet between the found body and a 44-year-old Menifee resident who has been missing since Thursday, Oct. 27 and Vasquez stated it would be some time before the man was officially identified. However, many have taken to social media speculating that the body could be that of Paul Snyder, who was reported missing from his Menifee residence last month. Snyder was last seen in front of his residence near Evan’s Ranch Elementary School, less than one mile from where the body was found this morning.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact investigators from the Menifee Police Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 10, 2016 5:33 am

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/article113586078.html :cry:
Los Banos man dies in Pacheco Boulevard bicycle-car collision
BY VIKAAS SHANKER
A 63-year-old Los Banos bicyclist died in a collision that also involved two vehicles Tuesday night in Los Banos, police said Wednesday.
The crash at the corner of West I Street and Pacheco Boulevard involved a man on the bicycle, a Cadillac sedan and Dodge pickup, Los Banos police Cmdr. Ray Reyna said in an email to the Enterprise on Tuesday.
Merced County sheriff’s Sgt. Delray Shelton identified the victim as 63-year-old Los Banos resident Frank Merino Jr.
The incident was under investigation by detectives and the Merced County coroner, Reyna said. No cause had been determined.
“At this point, alcohol does not appear to be involved with our drivers,” Reyna said.
The two streets were shut down until police and fire officials had the scene secured, then certain lanes were opened to traffic.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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Phoenix drug war claims elderly cyclist’s life
CRIME & COURTS / 9 November 2016, 8:24pm
Candice Soobramoney
An alleged drug turf war being fought in Phoenix, that has been blamed for the accidental shooting death of a 71-year-old resident cycling to mosque, has led to an impassioned plea from a local religious leader: “Please put revenge attacks and animosities behind you.”
Father of four Abdul Kahlik, of Rainpath Place, was struck in the eye outside Daleview Secondary School on Tuesday last week. He was allegedly shot by teenagers who leaned out of the back windows of a SUV while firing. Their intended target, allegedly a young man walking down Daleview Road, was rattled by the incident but unharmed.
However, Kahlik, who ended up lying near the centre of the two-way road with his bicycle beside him, succumbed to his injuries en route to hospital.
Moulana Mohamed Tariq, president of the Phoenix Islamic Forum, said he felt troubled by the retired sign writer’s death.
“I spoke to some of the witnesses and the impression I got was that it was drug-related.”
Appealing for an end to the animosities, he said: “If you have gripes with anyone, mediate and get it resolved. We cannot have another incident like this, where an innocent bystander is caught in the crossfire of a drug war.”
Local councillor Bradley Singh, of the DA, said he too believed drugs were involved.
“We all know Phoenix is a drug haven and drug dealers are the only ones who behave like this, like thugs.
Singh criticised the police, who, he alleged, were failing to arrest the kingpins.
“The sad reality is that the police say they make arrests and show us the statistics. But the stats are of the runners and pedlars. They are not arresting the kingpins, who remain untouched.
“We are supposed to have a crime intelligence unit, but they lack intelligence to make these arrests. They are not intercepting those at the top of the drug trade. Why?”

Singh suggested new police personnel, from areas around the city, be deployed at Phoenix SAPS to fight the drug scourge.
“The current police are well known. Many of them have been living in the area for years and it is human nature to become friends (with those involved in drug activities). The cosy relationship must stop.”
Minority Front councillor Jonathan Annipen, who is chairman of the party’s youth association and a member of its national executive committee, said drugs have had tremendous effects in the area.
“The recent turf wars between drug dealers has seen the loss of innocent lives.
“Drive-by shootings, assault cases and brutal beatings have become almost daily occurrences and the stark reality, it seems, is that young people are at the epicentre of these horrific activities.
“Granted, young people are prone to experimenting, but the rate at which youth are becoming addicted to narcotics and participating in other criminal actions is most alarming.
“Perhaps joblessness and poverty play a critical role and drugs sales can be viewed as a way of making quick cash, but these aren’t excuses.
“This pandemic is eating away at the moral fibre of our society and it is killing more young lives than the black plague.”
Annipen said policing played a significant role in combating the issue, but “too many of our police are corrupt and succumb to bribes, or maybe they even fear for their lives and those of their loved ones”.
The chairman of the Phoenix Local Drug Action Committee, Mohamed Shah, described the problem as “massive”.
“Although we are working hard to make a difference, we are only scratching the surface of the drug problem.”
Shah said drugs were the “root cause” of many domestic violence incidents, fights and deaths in Phoenix.
The victim’s brother, Mahomed Yusuf, said even if the alleged culprits were teenagers, “you cannot take out guns and randomly start shooting.
“They knew what they were doing and had no respect for life. They must be taught a lesson. They must get life sentences regardless of their age”.
Kahlik’s son, Zainool ‘Zak’ Abdul, declined to comment on whether the shooting could have been drug related.
“I don’t know. All I do know is that we want closure. We want to know the perpetrators will be dealt with, with the full might of the law.
“We don’t want these youths to get bail. That is why we will be protesting outside the Verulam Magistrate’s Court during their formal bail application.
“I think the community has had enough of these drive-bys and all these senseless killings.”
He told POST his father had a yellow Ford Ikon but preferred his bicycle, especially to go to mosque, which is about 2km from his home, as it was convenient.
“Everyone knew him as the uncle with the bicycle or the uncle with the yellow car,” he said.
“That day, he left home at around 4.35pm and was cycling on the pavement at Daleview Secondary School’s main entrance when he was shot.
“I was told two gunmen, who were in the back seat of the car, put their bodies out the windows and started firing.”

Abdul said a friend called him to alert him about the shooting.
“He said my dad was lying in the middle of the road bleeding to death. I asked him if he was sure and he said yes. At the time, I assumed he had been knocked.
“It took me a minute to get there and I could see his life was going. I asked him if he was okay but he did not respond. I tried to move him but was advised it was a crime scene and I could cause further injury.”
Abdul said another friend suggested they transport him to hospital as he had lost a lot of blood.
“We placed him in the back of my friend’s bakkie, while I followed in my car. My dad died on arrival.”
He said he spoke to the alleged intended victim, who allegedly told him there had been an attempt on his life a week earlier.
Moulana Saeed Cassim Ziaee, of Noor-ul-Islam, the mosque Kahlik was going to, described him as “dedicated, religious and harmless”.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said investigations were continuing and it could not yet be ascertained if the incident was drug related.
He said four people were arrested, one of them an 18-year-old woman.
But she was released as there was no evidence against her.
The other suspects, all aged 18 and from Phoenix, were charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
On Thursday accused Sherizeed Lutchman was released on bail and will re-appear in court on December 15.
The other two accused - Terino Trevor King and Owen Jonathan Naidoo - are expected to apply for bail Thursday.
Zwane said suspects found in possession of drugs in Phoenix were arrested daily and police did constant patrols and operations to curb the problem.
KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major-General Bheki Langa, commended crime prevention members for a job well done in arresting the suspects.
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http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stab ... -gang.html :evil:

Man stabbed in gang-related attack in Santa Ana Zoo parking lot
Nov. 13, 2016
|Updated 9:20 a.m.
By LOUIS CASIANO Jr. / STAFF WRITER
A man was stabbed and robbed of his bicycle in a gang-related attack in Santa Ana on Saturday, authorities said.
The victim, whose age was unknown, was in the Santa Ana Zoo parking lot at Prentice Park, 1801 Chestnut Ave., around 8:30 p.m. when two men approached him, said Santa Ana police Sgt. David Lima.
“They asked him about his gang affiliation,” Lima said.
A fight broke out and the suspects took the man’s bicycle and fled.
The victim realized he had been stabbed in the upper body after the attack, Lima said.
He was taken to a hospital in stable condition. It was not immediately known how many times he was stabbed.
The suspects fled the scene, and no description of them was available.
The investigation is ongoing.

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Oxford cyclist dies two and half weeks after city centre attack
Eamonn Anderson, 56, suffered serious head injuries when one of a six-strong group of young men kicked him, causing him to fall off his bicycle in Oxford city centre.
A murder investigation has been launched after a cyclist died in hospital more than a fortnight after being knocked off his bicycle.
Eamonn Anderson, 56, suffered serious head injuries when one of a six-strong group of young men kicked him, causing him to fall off his bicycle.
Passersby called for paramedics as the group of men left the scene at about 11.30pm in High Street, Oxford, on 25 October, Thames Valley police said.
Anderson was taken to John Radcliffe hospital but he died on Friday evening. His next of kin have been informed, and a postmortem was expected to take place on Saturday.
Appealing for witnesses, DCI Mike Lynch, of Thames Valley police’s major crime unit, said: “This was a violent attack which initially left the victim with serious head injuries, and has now tragically led to his death.
“We believe this to have been an isolated incident, and since it occurred, we have been in the process of conducting a thorough investigation into it in order to establish the circumstances and also to arrest those responsible.”
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http://ktla.com/2016/11/15/teen-bicycli ... oima-lafd/ :cry:
A 16-year-old bicyclist was killed in a "tragic collision" on the way to school when he got trapped between two vehicles that crashed in Pacoima Tuesday morning, a Los Angeles Police Department detective said.
A 16-year-old boy bicyclist was fatally struck on the way to school in Pacoima on Nov. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
The fatal crash occurred around 7 a.m. in the 11700 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.
"Unfortunately, he was going to school on his bicycle ... and a tragic collision occurred between two large vehicles," said Detective Bill Bustos of LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.
A Chrysler pickup truck was traveling southbound on Glenoaks when it collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck traveling eastbound on Vaughn Street, according to Bustos.
One of the trucks ran a red light, but it's not clear which vehicle did so, Bustos said.
The vehicles slid into the crosswalk where a 10th-grader was biking westbound to Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, which is about a block away from the crash site.
The teen was trapped between two vehicles that had collided about a block away from the victim's school, according to LAPD. (Credit: KTLA)
Witnesses told KTLA the teen was trapped between the trucks, and about eight people tried to free him.
"He was asking for help, but they could not do anything, so they waited for the paramedics to get here," Maria Lopez said.
The male cyclist, whose name has not been released, was freed by LAFD personnel before succumbing to his injuries at the scene, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
A female who was behind the wheel of one of the vehicles involved in the collision sustained a minor injury and was taken to a local hospital. She was described as being in good condition.
The mother of a teen cyclist arrives at the scene where her son was killed in Pacoima on Nov. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
The boy's distraught parents, who arrived at the scene after the crash, called their son an excellent student.
Police are investigating the crash, but they do not believe impairment was a factor, according to Bustos. Both drivers are cooperating with the investigation, he added.
"It appear that it's a tragic, tragic accident," he said.
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http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 78635.html :cry:
John Schloegel warned officials for years to put up a stoplight at an intersection near his home before someone was killed. Last week, he was hit there as he crossed the street.
Schloegel, 83, died Saturday after he was hit two days earlier in Ashburn, Virginia. The avid cyclist was struck as he walked his bike in a crosswalk across Gloucester Parkway at Ashby Ponds Boulevard, police and his family said.
Schloegel, a father of six and grandfather of 16, lived for seven years in the Ashby Ponds retirement community, his family said. He and his wife of 45 years saw growth rise up around them and traffic increase.
The cruel irony of Schloegel's death is that he tried for years to make the corner where he was killed safer, his son-in-law Tad Laszewski said.
"He saw how dangerous it was to cross this intersection, and that's why he went to the supervisor's office to try to make it happen," he said.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) approved a stoplight for the corner more than two years ago, but it was never built.

Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer, who represents the area, said he agreed with Schloegel that the intersection needed a stoplight.
"It makes my heart heavy because I literally talked to him on the phone last week," Meyer said. "He called me on the phone last week and asked, 'What can we do in the community to help speed this along? What can you do? Are we doing everyone possible?"
On Tuesday, Meyer was working to figure out why installing the light had taken so long.
VDOT approved a stop light for the intersection in September 2014. The designs were approved seven months later. And the drawings for the signal arm and pole were passed on to the county the day Schloegel died.
The county's role is to fund and build the signal, in a process a report from VDOT said would take 16 months.

A report from Loudoun County shows the county has expedited construction of the stoplight. Concrete will be poured in the next few weeks, and the light is expected to be operating by January at the latest.
Laszewski said his family is determined to make the stoplight a part of Schloegel's legacy.
"I'm going to follow through with the supervisor and make it happen," Laszewski said.
Meyer, the county supervisor, said he would find out what went wrong.
"We need to look at all levels of government that were involved with this to see what can we do to make sure this never happens again," he said.
Schloegel loved University of Notre Dame football, tracking the stock market and cycling, his son-in-law said.
"Even at his age of 83, nothing slowed him down," Laszewski said.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Post by The fingers » Nov 17, 2016 11:17 am

Bill Could Give NYC Bicyclists Head Start At Intersections Before Green Lights
November 15, 2016 9:29 PM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/15/ ... ead-start/ :D
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http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 91195.html :x
A uniformed Secret Service officer was seriously injured after he was struck by a car while on his bicycle near the White House.
The crash happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday on 17th Street and New York Avenue NW.
The 24-year-old Upper Marlboro, Maryland, man driving the car was charged with driving without a valid license.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
The officer was transported to the hospital in serious condition, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.
A second person was taken to the hospital with a minor hand injury.
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UPDATE: The cyclist killed after being hit by a truck in Tauranga around midday was a cruise ship passenger.
Police have confirmed the 71-year-old woman was an American visiting New Zealand on a cruise ship.
The Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit and Serious Crash Unit were still investigating the accident.
3.41pm: The section of road where a cyclist was killed today has been re-opened.
The New Zealand Transport Agency have just announced the road which had been closed for most of the afternoon was now open again to all east bound traffic wanting to access the Tauranga Harbour Bridge at the Sulphur Point on ramp.
1.53pm: The head of Tauranga police and Tourism Bay of Plenty are at the scene where a cyclist has been killed today.
Area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton and Tourism Bay of Plenty chief executive Kristin Dunne are at the Mount Maunganui bound on ramp of Tauranga Harbour Bridge after a cyclist was hit by a truck about 12.25pm.
Ms Dunne has been comforting people visibly distraught at the death. A man wearing a tour operator jacket, with a clipboard, is also at the scene.
Police Senior Sergeant Glenn Saunders confirmed a female cyclist was killed after being hit by a truck.
The area remains blocked off to east bound traffic.
A reporter at the scene said there were many cyclists arriving but unable to get onto the bridge from the cycleway.
Police are advising cyclists to use the Matapihi Causeway Bridge cycleway until the scene can be cleared.
12:52: A cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck near Tauranga Harbour Bridge.
The area of Dive Cres at the on and off ramps to the bridge has been closed to traffic as police and emergency services respond.
The call to emergency services came in about 12.25pm and diversions are in place.
Tauranga police Senior Sergeant Glenn Saunders confirmed a female cyclist had been killed after being hit by a truck.
A reporter at the scene said about five police cars were at the crash. The on-ramp was closed and police were directing traffic towards Sulphur Point.
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http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local ... 18453.html :cry:
CHP: Cyclist killed in collision near Cayucos was 47-year-old SLO man
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http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/12/ ... t-and-run/ :cry:
December 10, 2016 12:30 AM By Macy Jenkins
STOCKTON, Calif. (CBS 13) – A man is behind bars at San Joaquin County Jail after a hit and run near Highway 99 in Stockton. Investigators say he fled after killing two passengers in the car and one bicyclist on the highway.

“I don’t know how to do this,” said Deborah Stevens, whose son John Eric Stevens was killed on Thursday night while riding his bicycle. “He was taken too soon. I didn’t have time to finish giving him things he needed.”
Stevens was riding his bicycle near Highway 99 on Frontage Road when he was struck by a car and killed. His girlfriend, Ami Livingston, says the two were watching the Raiders game when Stevens decided to make a trip to the store for cigarettes.
“He told me ‘I’m coming right back, babe,’” Livingston said. “And he never came back.”

After eight years together, Livingston and Stevens share two sons: 4-year-old Liam and 2-year-old Lucas.
“I’m just upset that someone could do this to him because he was a nice, loving father,” Livingston said.
California Highway Patrol arrested 23-year-old Matthew Barnec on Friday and believes he was the man behind the wheel. He now faces several charges including a felony hit and run. A CHP spokesperson told CBS13 they were able to make the arrest after investigators received several tips from people in the community.
“People do dumb things,” Stevens said. “Maybe he hit him and was scared to death and ran!”

Officers found a stolen Honda nearby with two dead passengers inside: 23-year-old Michelle Vargas and 23-year-old Raymond Schenone. Livingston said she didn’t know the two victims in the car.
“I didn’t but my man did,” she said. “He was really close with both of them.”
And while CHP continues to investigate, Livingston and Stevens’ parents try to hang on to the joy that Stevens brought to their lives.
“I want answers now,” Stevens said. “That’s what I want. I want answers. I wanna know who found my son on the road. I don’t care who it is. I just wanna know what happened.”
At this point, CHP says they don’t have reason to believe it was anything other than the impact of the car crash that killed the passengers. However, the coroner has not yet released the official cause of death.
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

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By Cynthia Washicko, The Daily Breeze
Posted: 12/13/16, 5:51 PM PST | Updated: 6 hrs ago
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PALOS VERDES ESTATES >> About 30 cyclists from around Southern California donned shirts stained with fake blood as part of a “die in” outside City Hall Tuesday afternoon, the latest effort in a continued push for a set of five cycling safety signs in the city.

The protesters gathered near Malaga Cove Plaza ahead of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, where cyclists reportedly planned to continue their months-long campaign for a set of signs reading “Bicycles May Use Full Lane.”

Previously, groups or riders have used the council meeting’s public comment sections to chastise the city for refusing to install the signs, which the council shot down in October, citing a desire to wait until a developing Roadway Safety Master Plan is finished to decide whether the signs are needed.

Proponents argue the signs are needed to promote safety for riders on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, where three cyclists have died this year.
Residents opposed to the signs accuse the cyclists of flaunting existing roadway safety laws and trying to take over traffic lanes where it isn’t allowed.
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A shaken and visibly remorseful 71-year-old truck diver was ordered to serve 90 days in jail on Friday, nearly 18 months to the day after he ran over and killed an avid Fort Collins cyclist.

Jose Pinon, 71, of Eaton, was sentenced on Friday to 90 days of straight time at the Larimer County Jail for fatally injuring 59-year-old Steve Studt on June 26, 2015. Eighth Judicial District Chief Judge Stephen Schapanski also sentenced Pinon to 600 hours of useful public service and four years of probation, all while sending a stark reminder to the community of the tensions that still arise between bicyclists and motorists in Northern Colorado.

"Accidents have different facts," Schapanski said, distinguishing this case from other fatal crashes involving cyclists in recent years. In many of those, investigations indicated drivers were careless in many cases but not to the level of Pinon's recklessness.

"...He made a series of bad decisions," Schapanski said.

Pinon pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide, a Class 5 felony, for the crash on Kechter Road over Interstate 25. He was driving a dump truck on the narrow stretch of road when he came upon Studt's yellow shirt and white helmet. After crossing the double-yellow line in an attempt to pass the cyclist, Pinon encountered oncoming traffic and veered back into his lane.
The rear passenger side of the Freightliner truck hit Studt, throwing him beneath the vehicle. Studt died days later at an area hospital.

The plea was a last-minute move that side-stepped a trial by jury that was slotted to for November — the case dragged on because Pinon first hired a private attorney before opting for representation from the public defender's office. He had been charged with a more serious count of vehicular homicide-reckless driving, but the charge was amended as part of the plea deal. The other reckless driving charge was dismissed.

Pinon could have been sentenced to up to three years in prison. However, neither attorneys nor Studt's family thought that was the best course of action.
Citing Steve Studt's charitable attitude — from volunteering with homeless populations to cleaning up trails and open spaces — his son, Daniel Studt, saw sentencing as "an opportunity to fill the void left in the community."

A Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputy took Pinon into custody as a half-dozen loved ones stood by, speaking with him briefly before he was handcuffed and led out of through a side door.

Family members told the Coloradoan outside the courtroom they were stunned that he was jailed and frustrated that cyclists would try riding that stretch of road in the first place. They didn't blame Steve Studt directly, though in their minds, Jose Pinon had suffered enough.

"It was just a bad day," Solomon Pinon said.

Studt's family previously encouraged any memorial donations be made to Bike Fort Collins at www.bikefortcollins.org or the Fort Collins Bicycle Coop at www.fcbikecoop.org in support of safer cycling programs, adding that it was what Steve would have wanted.
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Man on bicycle in Santa Ana shot, critically wounded in suspected gang incident

Dec. 17, 2016
|Updated 12:45 p.m.
BY LAUREN WILLIAMS / STAFF WRITER
A man was critically wounded by gunshots Saturday morning while riding his bike in Santa Ana, police said.
At about 11:20 a.m. the man was riding along the eastbound sidewalk along South Raitt Street when another man stopped his car and shot at the victim, said Santa Ana Police Commander Jeffrey Smith.
The cyclist was struck in his upper body and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, Smith said.
Little is known about the assailant, and he was described only as an adult man. The shooting is believed to be gang related.
Police halted traffic on Raitt Street between Warner and Edinger avenues while investigating the crime and drivers were advised to find alternate routes to their destinations.
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http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/ ... 64764.html :cry:
Bicyclist fatally struck by hit-and-run vehicle in Sacramento County
By Bill Lindelof
A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday night in southern Sacramento County.
The bicyclist was southbound on Stockton Boulevard just north of Gerber Road about 9 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle, which was believed to have been traveling in the same direction as the bicyclist, drove off.
The bicyclist had not been identified. The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday did not yet have a description of the vehicle.
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http://www.kmov.com/story/34098813/man- ... h-st-louis :evil: I guess LA doesn't have exclusive stabbing rights.
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http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/tacks-a ... /477835382 :evil:
In what may be another act of sabotage, bicyclists have found more nails or tacks on a popular bike trail.

Tacks were first found in September when dozens of bicyclists reported that they were getting flat tires from small upholstery nails that seemed to have been tossed onto the bike track that runs along Westlake Avenue by South Lake Union.
Now, nails have been found further north, in Fremont, along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
The latest incidents are being reported on a Facebook page for the Ballard-Greenways neighborhood.
Someone said they'd seen the nails on two occasions on the Burke-Gilman Trail near Hale's Ales Brewery.

In September, reporter Jeff Dubois talked to bike specialists at Fremont's Recycled Cycles, who were seeing as many as ten flat tires a day because of those little nails.
“(It) kind of makes you wonder if someone is taking their grievances to the street and throwing tacks out there to sabotage everyday drivers,” said Max Rogan-Goddard of Fremont's Recycled Cycles.
The Seattle Department of Transportation had maintenance crews sweep the path back in September and a report was filed with police, but it is not known if it was an intentional act.
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