On Saturday, September 24, there will be a bicycle ride at South Lake Union Park dedicated to the memorials created for Mike Wang, Brian Fairbrother and Robert Townsend that were killed while riding their bikes.
There has been a devastating amount of people killed on their bikes this summer around the region. There was also a press conference last week for a road safety summit, as called by the mayor.
Everyone is coming together to stand up to the increase of car-bicycle accidents in the Seattle area. If you have been affected by injury or death, want to enhance bicycle safety or to share your opinions and heartwarming condolences, you should be a part of Saturday’s event. If you do not have a bike, borrow one! It will be a slow ride to keep everyone together. The ride will start directly after Moving Planet, a day-long sustainability festival. The event starts at 3 p.m. and the ride will begin at 4 p.m.
Also if you want to participate but are unable to be at the event, they are looking for volunteer help promote the event by passing out flyers.
To learn more about bicycle accidents, order Wheels of Justice: The Essential Guide to Bicycle Accident Law in Washington State written by Seattle attorney Christopher Davis. Mr. Davis offers his book as a free resource to victims of bicycle accidents. Click here to order a copy.