In memory of cyclists killed on the roads of Toronto.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Thank you to all cyclists who rode tonight (about 15).
Special thanks to Darren and Derek for organizing the ghost bike and banner.
Personal thanks to Darren J for lending me his camera for some of the photos.
More excellent images of the memorial on Toronto Cranks by Darren Stehr.
Posted by Tino at 2:18 PM
Monday, August 6, 2007
Some of the 22 riders who rode during the memorial for the cyclist killed by a truck on Bayview.
It should be noted that AA Heaps nor any other official from the city attended the memorial despite several invitations from ARC and others. Instead the city chose to hold this event on the same day.
The fallen cyclist was described by a friend as: "... An excellent cyclist who understood the rules of the road and for many years he rode the same route to work every day in all seasons. He rode because he believed that one less car on the road was helping everybody."
More photos by Vic
Jun 08, 2007 11:04 AM, Rachel De Lazzer
A cyclist was killed this morning when his bicycle collided with a garbage
truck in the city’s north end. The City of Toronto truck and the cyclist were both travelling southbound on Bayview Ave. just south of Highway 401 when they collided where the road narrows at Fife Rd., said Toronto police Staff Sgt. Keith Haines.
The truck was towing a trailer with a Bobcat industrial machine on it, he said. Haines said the southbound lanes of Bayview would remain closed for “a while” as police investigate the accident, which occurred around 8 a.m. The victim was believed to be about 35, but police could not immediately identify him. He was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he died from his injuries. CBC Story
Updated! 'Indifferent' Offical Police Report.
Posted by Tino at 2:07 PM