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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 3:11 pm
by The fingers

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
by The fingers ... r-vehicle/ :cry:
Male Bicyclist Killed in South L.A. Hit-And-Run Crash; 3 Leave Van Behind, Get Into Another Vehicle
A man riding a bicycle was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles Friday evening and three people were seen getting out of the suspect van and leaving the scene in another vehicle, LAPD officials said.
A van remains at the scene of a hit-and-run crash surrounded by LAPD vehicles in South Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)
The crash was reported about 5 p.m. along 49th Street near the intersection with Compton Avenue, in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South L.A., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman told KTLA.
The victim was riding down westbound on 49th street when he fell off his bicycle in front of a Ford Econoline van, which then ran him over, LAPD officials at the scene said.
He was pinned beneath the van after the collision, according to a witness who asked not to be identified.
The driver of the van, described as a black woman between 20 to 30 years old, initially tried to render aid to the wounded man, but then apparently panicked and got in a white vehicle that pulled her away from the scene.
Two other men were also seen getting into the vehicle, according to Eisenman.
She left the van behind, and authorities did not have a description of the second suspect vehicle.
After that, emergency personnel arrived and "struggled" to get him out from under the large vehicle, according to the witness.
"It was a lot of people trying to help," she said.
The man was eventually taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with unknown injuries. He was later pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Thomas Demetrius Adams. Police said he lived in the neighborhood, and they think the hit-and-run driver does as well.
Police are asking the woman to turn herself in to police.
“We’re asking her if she sees this to come and report to LAPD," said LAPD Capt. Alfonso Lopez.
KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this story. 

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 19, 2018 7:12 am
by The fingers ... 507499.php :cry:
Man Dies After Crash Involving Electric Bicycle Monday
Bay City News Service
 Published 8:53 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018   
A 73-year-old man died after crashing his electric bicycle in Danville on Monday afternoon, a town spokesman said.
The bicyclist, identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Danville resident Keith Howard, was riding his bike on Highland Drive near Lonesome Road at about 2:55 p.m. Monday when he hit a speed bump, town spokesman Geoff Gillette said.
Howard went airborne, then landed and crashed. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was pronounced dead later that afternoon, Gillette said.
No one else was involved in the crash, he said.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 1:10 pm
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 2:33 am
by The fingers ... -highland/ :cry:
By MICHAEL WATANABE | | The Press-Enterprise
PUBLISHED: January 23, 2018 at 9:46 am | UPDATED: January 23, 2018 at 9:50 am
A 34-year-old Redlands bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Highland on Saturday has died, authorities said.
Bicyclist Brandon Mayberry died at 3:38 p.m. Monday, two days after he was struck at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday by a northbound 2005 Chevrolet truck on Palm Avenue south of Third Street, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the truck stayed on scene after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Tuesday. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Authorities ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Deputy Kyle Glozer at the Highland sheriff’s station, 909-425-9793. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may contact the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 3:41 pm
by The fingers ... iars-road/ :cry:
SAN DIEGO — A homeless man in his 50s was killed Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Mission Valley.
The crash was reported at 6:15 p.m. in the 8800 block of Friars Road, said San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey.
The bicyclist was wearing all dark clothing and riding his bicycle when he crossed Friars Road outside of a crosswalk, Tansey said.
A 51-year-old man driving a green 2000 Subaru sedan was unable to see the bicyclist and could not stop in time to avoid striking him, Tansey said.
The bicyclist, who was determined to be at fault in the crash, was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.
The driver remained at the scene and alcohol and drugs were not believed to be factors in the crash.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 05, 2018 8:25 am
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nes ... ith-truck/ :cry:
Bicyclist killed in Oakland collision with truck
PUBLISHED: January 31, 2018 at 2:09 pm | UPDATED: January 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm
OAKLAND — A 23-year-old bicyclist who died Tuesday after he was hit by a big-rig truck in West Oakland was identified by the coroner’s office Wednesday as Cody Sisson.
The collision was reported at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Market Street.
Police said a big-rig was driving northbound in the 400 block of Market Street and had stopped at the intersection of Market and Fifth streets.
When the big rig began to turn eastbound onto Fifth Street it struck Sisson, who was riding northbound on Market, police said.
Sisson, who authorities said was an Oakland transient, died later at a hospital. The 59-year-old truck driver, a non-Oakland resident, remained at the scene.

According to previous media accounts and court records, Sisson declared himself a white supremacist after he was arrested in March 2016 for spray painting racist graffiti on a San Leandro School District property. According to court documents, he told investigators he did it because he “hates Christianity and hates African Americans.”

Hate-filled messages and symbols were spray painted on school district offices. Sisson was charged at the time with violation of civil rights and vandalism, and later was convicted of the civil rights violation and sentenced to a jail term and three years probation. He was released early 2017 but later had arrests for domestic violence, battery and other offenses, according to authorities and court records. Authorities said he was released from jail Monday night but it was not clear what he had served time for.

The collision remains under investigation but police said it does not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor. Anyone who may have witnessed what happened is asked to call police traffic investigators at 510-777-8570.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 06, 2018 12:28 pm
by The fingers ... -saturday/ :cry:
Cyclist Killed in Richmond District Collision Saturday
This is the first cyclist killed on San Francisco's streets in 2018.
Nuala SawyerMon Feb 5th, 2018 3:35pmNEWS     /22nd Avenue and Anza Street (Google)
A 69-year-old man was killed in a collision shortly after noon on Saturday, near Anza Street and 22nd Avenue in the Richmond District.
According to a report from the San Francisco Police Department, the cyclist collided with a parked car. Medical teams were summoned to the scene, but the cyclist’s injuries were too severe to survive, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
While many unfortunate collisions that result in deaths happen in areas with excessive traffic and high speeds, this one seems to be an exception to that rule. The intersection has a four-way stop sign and only a slight incline, which makes the cause of the crashes difficult to predict. Neither street is on the city’s Vision Zero high-injury corridors, the 12 percent of streets where 70 percent of severe and fatal crashes happen.
This is the first cyclist killed on San Francisco’s streets in 2018. 

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 4:16 am
by The fingers ... m-springs/ :cry:
NEAR INDIO (CBSLA) – One person was killed and two others were hurt in a collision involving a car and several bicyclists during the Tour de Palm Springs Saturday morning.

The accident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on Dillon Road, south of Tinker Road, in Indio Hills, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

One bicyclist died at the scene, KESQ-TV reports. A second bicyclist was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver was transported to a hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

Witnesses told California Highway Patrol investigators the car was speeding just prior to the crash, the Desert Sun newspaper reports. CHP is investigating.

In 2014, a 55-year-old woman was killed during the Tour de Palm Springs when her bike collided with a pickup truck in Thermal.

The 100-mile race which runs through the Coachella Valley is now in its 20th year. The event raises money for local charity groups.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 7:50 pm
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 2:18 pm
by The fingers ... vfDMKKxRL/ :cry:
An Austin cyclist who had written a book about how supplemental testosterone affected his bike racing performance died Saturday after he was struck by a truckwhile changing a flat tire on the side of the road.

Andrew Tilin, who wrote “The Doper Next Door,” was riding with a group of cyclists from Grupo VOP, a cycling club, along RM 620 when he pulled off the road to fix a flat tire on his bicycle.

A pickup and car collided nearby, sending the truck spinning into Tilin, who was a freelance writer and author. Tilin later died at Round Rock Medical Center.

Members of Grupo VOP, one of Austin’s longest running cycling clubs, are planning a memorial for Tilin, who had two children, Isaac and Layla, said Brad Houston, an Austin attorney who represents cyclists and frequently rode bikes with Tilin.

Tilin moved to Austin in 2011 and quickly connected with the cycling community.

“He was always positive,” Houston said. “He had, in my perspective, figured out life a long time ago and knew what was important. He valued his kids and family. The Austin bicycling community is really lucky he moved here and we got to know him.”

Grupo VOP’s Saturday morning ride was one of Austin’s longest-running club rides. It started 19 years ago, and Tilin’s death marked the first serious injury or fatality, Houston said. The group typically rides what cyclists refer to as “the Dam Loop” on Saturdays, pedaling portions of Bee Cave Road, Loop 360 and RM 620. The group was about 30 miles into a 50- or 60-mile ride when the crash occurred.

“He’s that person when you’re talking to him he’s really listening. Whatever you’re telling him is the most important thing,” Houston said.

For a year, Tilin secretly took testosterone as part of legal hormone replacement therapy. He also raced bikes the whole time, which is against USA Cycling rules. When he started the hormones, his 5-foot, 8-inch body didn’t bulk up suddenly, but his biceps grew and his body became more defined. In the book, Tilin described how it turned him from an average bike racer into a slightly-better-than-average one, but also how his experiment affected his relationships with his family and friends.

The steroids, he says, infused him with a sort of Sylvester Stallone swagger. His sex drive increased. He got faster and stronger on the bike, and he experienced for the first time what it was like to lead a break-away pack at a bike race. But he didn’t like everything the testosterone did. It made him moody and cantankerous and caused friction between him and his cycling friends.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 5:01 pm
by The fingers ... ost-bikes/

FEBRUARY 27, 2018

Katherine Braden
Medill Reports

You’ve seen them. Leaning against a street-light, they seem to almost glow, plastic flowers hung around their painted white frames. A small plaque with a stark name serves as a haunting reminder.

There are 30 ghost bikes in and surrounding Cook County, but the bikes aren’t unique to Chicago. Originating in St. Louis in the early 2000’s, the bikes have become an international symbol, a memorial constructed after a cyclist’s death by a motorist.

What is unique is the support system Kristen Green, 30, provides local families of the bereaved.

For Green, who started Ghost Bikes Chicago in 2016, it became personal when Blaine Klingenberg, Green’s close friend, was struck and killed by a bus in the West Loop.

Green has known others cyclists who have died. But after Klingenberg, Green decided to take action.

“When he went down, my heart went too. I realized I needed to do something,” Green said.

Previously, ghost bikes in Chicago were set up occasionally by friends or family. Now, as soon as a Chicago cyclist is killed, Green starts work on a ghost bike immediately.

Local bike shops like Working Bikes and West Town bikes donate used parts. It takes just a few weeks for Green, with the help of local volunteers, to paint, decorate and install the bike.

She also reaches out to family, helping them find a lawyer, navigate police and deal with grief.

“The families are so grateful,” Green said. “If it were not for me and Ghost Bikes Chicago, a lot of these families would be left to deal with this alone.”

Green says the hardest part is being strong for the families. She said she cries after every death.

Summer of 2016, Green and Yasmeen Schuller, executive director of Chicago’s online cyclists’ community, painted two bikes at once.

Green prepares two ghost bikes for installation. (Photo credit: Kristen Green)

“I’ve done nothing but fight an uphill battle,” Green said. In 2016, eight cyclists were killed by motorists. Last year, the death toll became four after Chicagoan Lisa Shaulk, 50, was struck and killed Nov. 1 by a motorist near Midway Airport. The installation of her ghost bike and memorial service was held by Green on Nov. 19.

“[Ghost bikes] give us a sense of gravity and ask us to do better,” said cyclist Teresa Maze, who commutes 100 miles to work every week on her bike.

Maze just filled out her accidental death and dismemberment insurance form.

“Me being hit and killed by a car seems like the most likely cause of death right now,” Maze said.

Cars regularly try to run Maze off the street, she said. Sometimes drivers stop and threaten her if they feel she is in the way.

“None of the cars believe we have a right to be there,” Maze said. “When I’m not out of the way they get aggressive, even if they’re just speeding past to get to a red light.”

Green agreed. “There are times where it feels like there’s a war on the street,” she said.

According to Jennie Ruff, rider operator for cycling courier service Cut Cats, their cyclists are hit by motorists at least twice a month. Ruff has been struck several times. A head-on collision with a truck left her comatose in the hospital for several days and off work for weeks.

Even though Chicago has added more than 100 miles of protected bike lanes in the past five years, it’s still not enough to keep cyclists safe. There are an estimated eight cycling casualties for every 10,000 cyclists in Chicago, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

“A lot of drivers treat bike lanes as an extra lane or stopping zone,” Maze said, noting that Lyft and Uber drivers will sporadically pull over, causing her to swerve into traffic.

“Bike lanes are a nice idea, but we need to push driver education,” Ruff said. “A lot of the drivers we encounter are not well-educated on where bikes can be, should be or are supposed to be.”

Since 2000, the number of bicycle commuters in Cook County has increased by 150 percent, according to the latest bicycle crash analysis from the City of Chicago.

For Green, complex issues like class warfare are also at work.

“The fact remains that last year, out of the eight cyclists deaths, only one person was white,” said Green. “Until a lower income family can afford to buy a BMW, we’re going to be here.”

After every death, Green arranges a memorial ceremony, gathering together family, friends and the community for a brief service as they set up the bike.

“[Chicago] is a really tight community for cycling,” said Anthony Cruz, shop manager at West Town Bikes.

Cruz attended a candlelight vigil for 23-year-old cyclist Anastasia Kondrasheva, who was killed in 2016. “Hundreds of people were there…. Whether they knew [the deceased] or not, cyclists got together to show love to people in the cycling community,” he said.

A memorial service for Lisa Kuivinen’s ghost bike. (Photo credit: Silma Kuivinen)

Green said it’s important to her that the community is given a place to mourn. Her ultimate goal? No more ghost bikes. To make that happen, cyclists are pushing for better driver education and calling for police to be more attentive and informed.

“A lot of the time, police officers will automatically assume cyclists are in the wrong,” Ruff said.

A constant source of frustration for Green and other Ghost Bike volunteers is the seemingly unjust rulings after a cyclist’s death.Since 2005, there have been 22 fatal crashes involving cyclists in Chicago. Only four of those drivers were charged with felonies.

For now, Green does what she can for the families and community.

“Ghost bikes are really important. They create awareness,” said Danni Limonez, project manager of West Town bikes. “The more awareness, the more people pay attention.”

The ghost bikes serve as a stark reminder for cyclists. And they challenge motorists to remain aware, reminding them that an extra couple of seconds is not worth a human life.

“Cyclists are people. Treat us like people,” said Green. “Ultimately, I want to see [my friends] live. I don’t want to continue to watch as they die.”

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Mar 10, 2018 2:01 am
by The fingers ... t-and-run/ :cry:
UPDATE: Long Beach Police Release Images of Suspect Vehicles Linked to Fatal Hit-and-Run
by City News Service    in News
UPDATE | Police today released images of two cars whose drivers are suspected of leaving the scene after striking a bicyclist who suffered fatal injuries last weekend in Long Beach.
The cyclist was found by Long Beach officers about 3:00AM Saturday in lane 2 of the northbound Terminal Island (74) Freeway at Pier A Way.
Officers administered medical assistance, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim, believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, was not carrying any identification, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Investigators released images of the two cars, one a white Toyota Camry, believed to be a 2015-17 model, and the other a late-90s Honda Accord with a distinctive dark hook and a sunroof.
Anyone who recognizes the sedans or has information about the crash or the drivers involved is urged to call LBPD Collision Investigation Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7132.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477). ... city-area/ :cry:
A fatal crash, possibly involving a bicyclist on the 101 Freeway in the Studio City area, is under investigation Friday morning.
Authorities investigate a fatal crash on the 101 Freeway in Studio City on March 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)
The crash occurred about 6:11 a.m. near Laurel Canyon Boulevard on the eastbound side of the 101 Freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated.
The crash was described as an auto versus pedestrian.
Officials found the body of a victim in the center lane of the freeway, the Fire Department stated.
No identification or age for the victim was given.
Video from the scene showed a bicycle leaning up against the wall of the freeway.
Officials have not confirmed if the pedestrian had been riding the bike when the crash occurred.
Authorities warned commuters of heavy delays through the area.
A SIG Alert was issued about 6:30 a.m., with the closure of several lanes expected to continue for about 2 hours, according to the California Highway Patrol's traffic incident log.
Video showed only two lanes of traffic able to get by the investigation scene at about 7 a.m.
All lanes were reopened about 9:20 a.m., the CHP tweeted.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 12:39 am
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 12:24 pm
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 2:49 pm
by The fingers
Bicyclist struck, killed in Foster City
San Mateo Daily Journal-Mar 23, 2018

The names of the bicyclist and driver are not being released and the exact cause of this collision remains under investigation, according to police. Though there were witnesses to the collision, if anyone else has additional information related to this accident, please contact the Foster City Police Department ...

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Mar 30, 2018 11:45 am
by The fingers ... -arrive-2/ :cry:
A woman walking her bicycle across a Fullerton street was struck by a car and killed Tuesday, police said, and the death bike was then stolen from the scene before officers arrived.

The 65-year-old woman was not in a crosswalk when she was struck about 6 a.m. at Brookhurst Road and Valencia Drive, according to Fullerton police Sgt. John Radus.

The woman, whose name was withheld pending notification of her family, died at the scene.

Radus said a black 2015-model Mazda 3 four-door sedan, driven by a 26-year-old woman, “was traveling southbound on Brookhurst Street just south of Valencia Drive when it struck the … pedestrian who was crossing westbound across Brookhurst Street from the Fullerton Armory.

He said the driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, and added that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Witnesses told police that the victim was walking her bicycle across the street when she was hit by the car, Radus said.

“However, when officers arrived on scene, the bicycle had already been stolen by an unknown person,” the sergeant said. “The bicycle has evidentiary value and investigators would like to speak with anyone who has information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the theft of the bicycle as well as the physical location of the bicycle itself.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (714) 738-5313, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 02, 2018 11:26 pm
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 05, 2018 12:55 am
by The fingers ... 1098753676 :cry:
EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) - It was 5:00 pm Monday when cyclist, Anthony Crisler, was hit by a car. The driver was turning left out of a daycare center during peak traffic hour. 

NewsChannel 6's Samantha Williams went to the bike shop Crisler frequented, and the owner said tragedies like this need to end: "I just saw him a couple of weeks ago. He had his bike serviced here."

Anthony Crisler, a long-time customer of Chain Reaction Cycling, was in a center lane on Belair Road Monday when he lost his life. Columbia County Deputies say Michele Edelmann was turning left out of Small Wonders Daycare when her SUV hit Crisler head on. 

She is charged with failure to yield and 2nd degree vehicular homicide. 

"If there is an incident with a cyclist and vehicle, the cyclist always loses... no matter who is at fault," Cohen said. 

In Georgia, a bicycle is legally a "vehicle," meaning vehicle traffic laws apply to cyclists.

"It comes down to visibility," Cohen explained. "Motorists need to pay attention, and cyclists certainly need to do everything they can do to be visible."

Staff Sergeant Ray Childress told us the number one rule while biking on the road: Stay as far right as possible. 

"You need to be just paying attention to what is going on around you, especially when you are in heavy traffic," SSG Childress said. 

But cyclists aren't the only ones who need to watch out on Belair Road. Gina Vinson told us the exact scenario happened to her, except she was in her car. 

"I was in the suicide lane, the center lane. Someone came out of the daycare, turned left into bumper to bumper traffic, and hit me head on," Vinson explained. 

She said there is always a lot of traffic on that road, and it doesn't help that drivers constantly speed down it. She wants to see more traffic control: "I almost always have to make a right hand turn if I am going to go left."

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is pending.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 07, 2018 12:24 pm
by The fingers
Bicyclist killed in Norwalk collision :cry:
By RUBY GONZALES San Gabriel Valley Tribune
PUBLISHED: April 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm | UPDATED: April 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm
A rider died after a bicycle and a car collided Friday morning in Norwalk.

Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter did not release the dead man’s name because his next of kin has not been notified yet. Winter described the man as a Latino in his 80s.

A sedan collided with a bicyclist on Mapledale Street and Claressa Avenue at 7:46 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Julio Saldana said. He didn’t have any further details about the crash.

Saldana said firefighters pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene.

The driver was not arrested, according to the sergeant.

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 7:26 pm
by The fingers

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm
by The fingers ... 4093982720 :cry:
Another fatal hit and run traffic collision. This time it was a vehicle versus bicyclist at Manchester Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in 77th division. We are looking for the driver of a white Porsche Cayenne SUV. If you are the driver turn yourself in to the nearest LAPD station pic

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:25 pm
by The fingers

Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 11:50 pm
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Re: Bike Friendly City?

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 3:40 pm
by LockH
Hehe... from "bike friendly" the Netherlands...

Motorcyclist drives electric bicycle in pieces, two injured: ... o-injured/