Small, relatively non-fatal Feed today

Well the morning Feed was relatively small, with no reports on dead motorcyclists or horseback riders, and only one new fatality for bicyclists, praise the deity of your choice. This blog is a religious act for me, but I’m really trying to not impose my religion on my readers. Now, on to the mayhem.

Our only US report is on the ride from the foot of the Queens bridge to protest the dangerous infrastructure that has created a Boulevard of Death. On a 12-Lane Road Riders With an Agenda All those lanes and no bicycle infrastructure is it any wonder that people don’t die by the ton lot on that street? The fact that they don’t die by the ton lot is mostly due to most people on bikes avoiding the street until the absolute last minute to get on the Queens bridge. The riders in this report had a police escort for part of the trip and they were still harassed and threatened during their ride. Not being able to use this street increases most bicycle commutes by at least a mile to a mile and a half each way.

For new readers to my blog, I have “pet names” for some of the Anglophone countries. I refer to Canada by two different names, from Manitoba on west I call Canuckistan, east of Manitoba I call Canadia. We had two reports from Canadia today, the first was an update on a cyclist injured by a right-hooking truck back in October. Cyclist run over by truck dies of injuries The identity of the cyclist is being withheld at the request of his family.

And our last report is also from Canadia, is about a cyclist hit by a police car on the sidewalk. SIU seeks witnesses to cyclist incident When I told my wife about this report she asked what a cop car was doing on the sidewalk in the first place, and even if he was pulling the cyclist over wasn’t hitting him with the car a bit over-reacting?

That’s all for now, but remember what the little girl said.

Billed @$.02, Opus

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