It hasn’t been a great year for bicyclists in Iowa.
Eight Iowans have died in bicycle crashes this year. In half of them the cars failed to yield when passing the bicycle.
These are real people who did good in the world. On Saturday, June 25 at 9:40 am, forty-year-old Lisa Kuhn, who was on the “pEDaling for Pancreatic Cancer” charity ride, was hit from behind on a clear road in West Liberty. No charges have been filed against the driver, Ryan McKillip, 28. For more information, here’s a link to BikeIowa’s story.
On Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 am, Dan Lehn, 58, a professor of psychology at Coe College, was hit from behind by a truck driven by Devin Disterhoft, 27. For more information, see the Iowa City Press Citizen story.
Even the ghost bike set up to remember Wade Franck was hit by a car.
Last week, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition started a petition campaign an end to fatal bike crashes. More than 4,000 Iowans signed it in the first week. So can you.