Friends hold memorial ride for cyclist killed in Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Friday, May 3 at 7:45 PM

Friends and co-workers on Friday held a memorial bicycle ride for Lance David, a cyclist who was killed in an accident in Seattle on Wednesday.

The location where David, 54, was killed, on East Marginal Way and South Hanford, is considered a dangerous bike path. David was on his way to work when he collided with a truck.

Friends from Expediters International, where David worked, rode together after work Friday. A group of nearly 50 people or more, many who also commute to work by bike, joined in the memorial ride. They also signed an Expediters International t-shirt to place at the spot where David was killed.

Meanwhile, the city's main traffic engineer is looking at safety design changes after months of complaints from West Seattle cyclists who use the bike path every day.

"Thousands of people would like to ride this route and be safe. Hundreds of them do, and the city's not putting the resources into fixing a known safety problem," said Don Bruebeck, cyclist.

The city is considering putting in bicycle tracks - bike paths that have raised concrete barriers to keep bikes and cars separated - in the location.

Meanwhile, Mayor Mike McGinn has given the traffic department 30 days to come up with a safety plan.

The Cascade Bicycle Club also plans to hold another memorial ride for Lance David Sunday, May 5, at Marymoor Park starting at 1 p.m. For more information, go to the Cascade Bicycle Club website.

 

 

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