For the second time in less than one week, a cyclist has been killed by a truck in Scarborough.
At about 3am early Sunday morning, a cyclist was riding on Pharmacy Ave. north of Lawrence Ave. when he was struck and killed by a stolen landscaping truck. The truck's thief fled the scene and has not been found. Police are having trouble identifying the cyclist too. UPDATE: The cyclist has been identified as 40 year-old Patrick Lonergan.
From the original MyBikeLane New York:
By my reckoning, MyBikeLane is 1 year old today! Congratulations to the innovator of this pioneering open-source people's law enforcement site.
This van has it's hands spread wide open and is clapping for MyBikeLane . . . not.
As much as the new influx of electric bikes bugs me, there’s no real reason for my discomfort; it’s like my inherent aversion to those fluorescent moulded gardening shoes people insist on wearing around town.
I can certainly deal with either of these trends, if they’re any indication of fewer cars on the road.
A recent thread in the I Bike T.O. Forums brought up the subject of "bike jackings" - cyclists being robbed while riding.
Anthony posted an article about a bike jacking in London Ontario, and Darren S. replied saying that this is a common occurrence in Toronto, making it into the police reports frequently.
Is cycling in New York any different from Toronto? The stories I hear give the impression things are a notch rougher there.
Changing the way people think is notoriously difficult. Well, it would be difficult, if it weren't for two powerful tools: television and the male sex organ, or more accurately, a man's concern over its size.
Australia has grabbed hold of both of these tools, and started work on making its streets safer through this television advertising campaign.