Penn Ave strikes again

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salty
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A coworker reported a bike/car wreck at Penn @ ELB tonight (I’m out of town so I didn’t see/hear anything myself). Sounds like a left hook, but he thinks the cyclist is ok.

https://plus.google.com/u/1/102046578537251336009/posts/htgb65PWbpZ


bikeygirl
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Crap -hit & run too?


salty
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sounds like the driver stopped (and was trying to blame the cyclist?)


bikeygirl
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Classy…. glad to hear the cyclists seemed fine & that your friend called for help.


quizbot
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I’m surprised that there’s no building security cam on that corner that might provide footage. One would think the googles has some cams of their own as well.


jamesk
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I hope the rider’s OK!

I got buzzed (nearly clipped) (deliberately) (with bonus GET OFF THE ROAD shouting) right up the road from there at Penn & Fifth on Tuesday. Penn Avenue just rots from stem to stern, with a slight exception for the 50 feet in front of Bike PGH.


dani
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i was riding the scarier part of penn ave yesterday. to avoid parts of it, i rode along thomas blvd. i felt like i was going to avoid any potentially dangerous interactions. then at the intersection of thomas and north dallas, literally THREE cars ran the red light AROUND me while i was in the middle of the intersection (because i was going, because the green light means go). i was dumbstruck. i think that was the first time i avoided penn because the ghost bike got me kinda sad and scared. not doing that again.


StuInMcCandless
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I’m getting better at using my helmet cam. Sounds like I need to be.


Anonymous #

I wrote an article that’s related to the bike accidents on Penn Avenue. (Salty is featured in the audio version of the story; the audio is right under the photo slide-show.) Here’s the link: http://publicsource.org/investigations/when-street-not-street


Pseudacris
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^ Emily, that’s an interesting story — thanks for investigating this & putting the link here. I didn’t know about “paper streets” before.


Anonymous #

^^ Yes, well done. Thanks for sharing!

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