Thursday, October 2, 2008

Push on to make city safe for bikes

Thursday, October 02, 2008
Times Staff Writer
As mayor touts efforts, bicyclist nearly struck

Little could distract Mayor Loretta Spencer from her discussion about bicycle safety and education Tuesday - except for the sound of squealing tires and groaning brakes.

In the middle of a meeting at Big Spring Park to unveil the city's plans to improve bicycle lanes and signs, a cyclist crossed Church Street. The oncoming truck saw the bicycle; the next car didn't. The car skidded. A cloud of brake dust settled into the street, leaving both vehicles and the bicyclist unharmed.
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