Not more than 2 days after the 5th annual memorial ride in NYC which occurred last Sunday, I get tragic news from Bill DiPaola executive director of Time’s Up who was on the scene of an accident.
Looks as if a woman was killed by a large yellow school bus Eastbound on Delancey Street which occured around 4:00pm today.
Details are still coming in and there is already a report on Streets Blog from Ben Fried.
This Picture from WABC of an overhead shot of Delancey around Ludlow St.
I think its about time we get a bike lane on Delancey Street. Please feel free to comment on this.
The NY Post is reporting about this accident as well and with news that this is the third death today involving motor vehicles.
It’s really hard to imagine that only two days ago we were paying respects to the tragedies of 2009. I can’t believe I’m even putting this in the same posting but here is a report back from the memorial ride form Garret Mok, who braved the freezing temperatures and took photographs.
“Riders from Street Memorial Project, Time’s Up!, Transportation Alternatives, Five Borough Bicycle Club, Dykes on Bike-Cycles, Fast & Fabulous, and other cycling and bike advocacy groups showed up 3p at Grand Army Plaza to blowing snow for the Brooklyn leg of the memorial ride. Brooklyn has the six of the ten new ghosts bikes in NYC for 2009 (the eleventh was dedicated post-ride in Greenpoint Reformed Church), and was the last part of the day-long commemoration.
The first stop was in Park Slope for an unnamed rider on 5th Ave and Dean. The second stop was in Fort Greene for Julian Miller on Greene & Washington. Next we rode to Williamsburg Bridge for Dan Valle. Then to Moore & Bushwick for Eliseo Martinez, and Morgan & Harrison for Aurelio Perez. The last stop was in Greenpoint for Solange Raulston on Nassau & McGuinness. It was a somber, cold ride. By the time it ended, it was about low to mid-twenties. During the six stops, riders hurdled together for warmth and in sadness. When friends and family of the victims spoke in remembrance of their loved ones, everyone were invariably moved.”
See the full set of Garret’s pictures here.
Thanks for doing this Garret.
My condolences to all the grieving families of today’s tragedies. Those who have died senselessly on the streets.