Portland, the most bike-friendly city?October 23, 2007 at 9:04 pm | Posted in bicycle, Blogroll, portland, Uncategorized, What's New! | 2 Comments
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19 year old Tracy Sparling was crushed by a cement mixing truck in the bike lane on Oct. 11, less than two weeks later another cyclist is killed in the bike lane, this time by a man driving a garbage truck. Niether driver was cited by police. This is getting way out of hand Portland!
[UPDATE] – Apparently Lt. Mark Kruger finds the fact that the driver of the garbage truck (Bryan S. Lowes) has had 25 previous convictions for things like speeding, driving without a license, etc. irrelevant to the case and he may still be going to work! Read the condensed version here and the full article here.
Why are the drivers of these vehicles not being cited? That is the question that Portland’s KGW is asking on their blog.
It is so dangerous not to be in a car in Portland that a new campaign was just launched on Monday, read about it here.
There’s no such thing as a “safe bike-lane”. Stay alert out there everyone.