Friday, April 17, 2009

Family of Chicagoan killed in Bike vs. Car collision plans memorial

As detailed in this Chicago Tribune article, the family of Tyler Fabeck plans to hold a memorial at the intersection of Western and Kedzie in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood when Tyler was killed in 2008.

This intersection of the City is extremely congested and hazardous to any commuter, let alone one traveling by bicycle. This tragic story is also a reminder that bicyclists are at risk as their numbers increase. Tyler's 16-year-old sister, Tess, summarizes the situation well in an email she wrote to the Chicago Tribune:
"While you can create as many bike lanes and safety measures and ordinances as you want, nothing will change unless drivers start to wake up and realize that they are not alone on the road, and that they are not entitled to it any more than cyclists."