Not just local problem

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dbacklover
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erok
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yeah, you know, despite that horrible week, bike fatalities are fairly rare in Pittsburgh, fortunately.

In my memory, and this is within the city limits only:

2004: on Second Ave, Hazelwood (adult)

2009: Sennot St, Oakland (adult)

2010: Bausman, Knoxville (6-year old)

2012: 2 adults, Penn Ave Point Breeze

while Pittsburgh isn’t in the report (we’re not one of the largest 50 cities, which is a crock of shit if you ask me), here’s a comparison:

In Fresno, nearly 10% of ALL traffic fatalities are cyclists, yet are only 0.7% of commuters. if Pittsburgh was in this report, we’d put .3 bicycle fatalities per year (as this was a 3-year average from 2007-9)


erok
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but your original post is appalling and disgusting for that city


Swalfoort
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Essential Public Radio (WESA, formerly WDUQ) did a piece this evening on Ghost Bikes in NYC. At the time of the interview, a bunch of folks had gotten together and were prepping and painting EIGHT ghost bikes. Presumably to have them at the ready when needed, but still….anticipating the need for 8 seemed so sad.

And Erok, I hope your numbers are right – only being able to remember four IN THE CITY in the past decade is a good thing. It is still 4 too many, of course. But I am grateful the number is not higher.


erok
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i’m fairly certain i am right. i don’t think there were any between 2001 and 2004.

there were some just outside city limits, tho.

here’s a crazy map of 2001-09 data

http://map.itoworld.com/road-casualties-usa#


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A friend in CA sent me this info. It’s 3 yrs old and you may have already seen it, but some doctor injured 2 cyclists deliberately.

http://bikinginla.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/evil-on-trial-dr-christopher-thomson-denies-all-in-the-mandeville-canyon-case/

And the sentencing:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/01/cyclist-sentenced.html

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