Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bike-sharing World - Last Week of April 2014


         Very sad news
Montréal Bix fatal crash Monday, April 28, 2014

The first bike share fatality in North America occurred early this morning in Montréal, Canada. According to La Presse, the 33 year old woman was struck by a truck. 

We at The Bike-sharing Blog are extremely saddened by this event. We hope all of our readers remember this woman and particularly if you participate in this year's world-wide Ride of Silence on May 21, 2014.

Bike-share's safety record far exceeds that of cycling in general. With close to 15,000,000 bike-share usages since bike-share began in North America, we reflect on this sad event.

update: The police report that the woman was wearing a bicycle helmet.

image: La Presse

Russell Meddin  

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