Running way late getting started, and the Feed

I have a part-time gig listening to people cry about dead spouses, apparently my brain damage makes me look like I’m listening intently while they tell about their dear departed loved ones, but it ran late today and I didn’t even get home until after 1500, when I’m supposed to get home by 1200. So, this is going the be a bit rushed.

Starting off with a bunch of links from NM, the first being they found the driver that ran off a road and through a fence to kill a cyclist on a bike path not guilty of manslaughter. Woman found guilty of careless driving in bicyclist’s death 90 days in jail…

In the same city. Crash kills bicyclist on Highway 66 and Cyclist dies after accident near Sedillo Hill One link says this is a SWSS, the other is not sure what caused the wreck. This might be on Historic US66 but it is also on USBR66 that follows the remains of the old US66 as a bike route since so much of it is now low-speed rural and village roads, much as it was before the old “Route 66″ show. More BCSO identifies cyclist killed near Sedillo Hill

A minor wreck in CA. Valley Police Beat: Cyclist injured after colliding with Navigator This is another reminder that alleys are intersections as this motor vehicle operator failed to yield to traffic in the street when exiting the alley. Protocols to avoid and get the freaking infrastructure right to prevent. The “cyclist came out of nowhere”. Again. That might actually happen as I am working on a teleportation spell for Blue :P

Another hit-and-run in Portland OR, Cyclist injured in a hit-and-run; other Northeast Portland Thursday news There wasn’t any actual news about the wreck in this blotter article. Actual news about the wreck. Cyclist hurt in NE Portland hit-and-run crash Right hook in the bike lane, a serious violation of OR law that can result in the same fine a cyclist gets from rolling a stop sign, if the right hook results in a dead cyclist. This is a special case for intersection protocols because by law the cyclist has the right of way over the tuning vehicle making it hard to avoid because it is so much more unexpected. Get the infrastructure right to prevent… And if you see that car shoot the driver and call the cops.

A cyclist in the Windy City dies in a door prize incident. Bicyclist Killed Downtown Avoiding a Dooring and Bicyclist struck, killed on Near North Side The driver who caused the wreck was given a ticket for killing a cyclist out of season opening his door without due care. I can’t say how this could have been avoided by the cyclist with the built environment. There was a bike lane entirely within the door zone, there was traffic immediately to the left of the bike lane, leaving the cyclist with a choice of deaths. Get the infrastructure right to prevent anyone else from having to make that choice.

What looks like a salmon cyclist in the Great White North, but never actually spelled out that way. 19-year-old cyclist killed in collision on Merrittville Highway The southbound cyclist struck the northbound vehicle in the northbound lane. This sounds exactly like a salmon cyclist but for some reason this was not explicitly stated, odd. To avoid ride with traffic not facing traffic, to prevent get the infrastructure right. (Amazing how many wrecks could be prevented by getting the infrastructure right, isn’t it?) Another link Cyclist killed on Merrittville Highway This link also did not come right out and blame the cyclist for riding against traffic, there must be more to the scene than they are saying.

Infrastructure! news in Boston. Tackling Bike Safety In Boston Most of the article is actually the comments, complaining about cyclists on the sidewalks when the meat of the article was about giving cyclists someplace to ride away from cars to keep them off the sidewalks…

Infrastructure from NYC. Locals criticize CB7 for not expanding Columbus bike lane Whodathunkit? People in NYC defending bike lanes and demanding more and better bike lanes.

Infrastructure from CA. Want to Make San Diego More Bike Friendly? Lose the Helmets! If helmets actually prevented wrecks I would be in favor of them, but for adults riding for transportation, helmets are pretty much useless.

And those are all the links that gave me fits that I could put in this blog.

Billed @$0.02, Opus

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One response to “Running way late getting started, and the Feed

  1. The Navigator alley story is particularly interesting to me. The news story begs clarification since the cyclist was “pulling across the alley.” On sidewalk, street, right or wrong way, and even if the cyclist was the one coming from the alley were ALL unclear. We will never know and THAT is the true tragedy here because it means no corrective action will be made.

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