Another cyclist killing in Chicago Area, we're dropping like flies....
My co-worker came on the scene after the fact. He says it's part of a bike path that just dumps the riders out onto the busy street. It's not well marked/designed and riders are constantly missing the stop sign and just blasting into the busy street....
Carol Stream bicyclist fatally struck on his birthday
Winfield man driving with a suspended license charged
Are these deaths getting a lot of media play?
I used to work in local TV news and am astounded that no station here (5)
has picked up on bicycle commuters vs vehicle angle of the high gas price story.
Unfortunately, commuter death and media exposure are about the only thing that will pressure police departments step up enforcement of bike v driver laws.
No one here has died yet, when it does happen I will bet all the money I have it will be by a city bus running a red light into a new commuter.
When that happens there will be a big driver backlash I fear and we will have to obey all the rules every time we ride.
Small price to pay I guess.