death in my city.
So far details are skeletal but, on Folsom St., one of the probably 2 busiest cycling commute corridors in SF a 30 year old woman was killed by a right turning driver. In a good sign the police have impounded the vehicle, presumably as evidence.
I am shaken and angry and well, angry.
It is scary to ride a bike in the City, drivers have never been more distracted, texting while driving is ubiquitous.
I want to see change, I want to push communities to push for vulnerable user ordinances, like the one recently adopted in Sebastapol CA.
I may try to organize a vigil tonight but I have never done that before so, we'll see.
What do I do, make a sign?
JUSTICE FOR CYCLISTS
CYCLIST ARE TIRED OF DYING FOR YOUR RIGHT TO DRIVE BADLY
Street theater? That can be great but also awful.
What would I accomplish? Simply acknowledging the fact of an unfair loss of life, of someone who was trying to make a positive contribution, killed by a poor road design? distracted driving?
Is that enough?
- ▼ 2013 (4)