On the heels of a heavy spring rainstorm, seven intrepid Burlington-area cyclists took part in the tenth annual Ride of Silence event held around the world.
The event honors fellow cyclists who have been injured or killed on area roadways. Earlier in the day, we heard that there was a bike/car crash near Exit 14 on Williston Road — an especially unfriendly place to ride a bike.
It’s been a difficult year for bicyclists and pedestrians. There have been five pedestrian fatalities on Vermont’s roadways already this year. Read Local Motion’s response here.
Thank you to UVM students Matt Barrows and Colin for organizing the event. Thanks also to the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition that coordinated a dozen Ride of Silence events around the state.
Want to help make our roads a safer place for all? Get involved in the Safe Streets Collaborative — contact Local Motion’s Director of Advocacy and Education Jason VanDriesche.
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