Op-ed on safer streets

Steve Hindy lost his son Sam in 2007, hit on his bike by a motor vehicle. He wrote an op-ed in the daily news about street fatalities should be taken as seriously as a flu epidemic.

Sadik-Khan and Bloomberg have made New York safe: The battle against cars has saved lives
Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 4:00 AM

photo by: DelMundo for News
Photo caption: A New York City cyclist rides his bike on the bike lane that run along 73rd Avenue in Queens.

For a lot of New Yorkers, “safe streets” is just one of those phrases that’s part of the landscape, a political buzzword that gets thrown around when Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan are pushing for more bike lanes or other changes to the flow of traffic.
For me, the idea of safe streets is tragically personal.
I lost my son, Sam Hindy, in a bicycle crash in 2007, something that I hope no other parent will have to endure.

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