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Thread: Cyclist struck and killed at 1200 Florida NE (DC)

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    Default Cyclist struck and killed at 1200 Florida NE (DC)

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...508805101.html

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    Saw on Twitter claims that bystanders said the driver was doing 70MPH when they blew a red light and hit the cyclist. Stayed on the scene, so that should be maybe a $100 fine.

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    It was a stolen van, and now a murder charge it appears. So incredibly sad

    https://dcist.com/story/19/04/19/cyc...-in-northeast/

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    Sadly the cyclist was Dave Salovesh who many of us know very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Sadly the cyclist was Dave Salovesh who many of us know very well.
    I have no words. This is horrible.

    And I have a bike ride to lead in the morning. Feeling very vulnerable...

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    Last edited by rcannon100; 04-19-2019 at 09:08 PM. Reason: #ZeroVision

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    Today's Papillon Cycles Casual Coffee Ride will be dedicated to the memory of DC & WABA cycling advocate Dave Salovesh.

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    A ghost bike will be installed at Florida and 12th NE for Dave at 11 am on Sunday the 21st.

    Multiple additional events to follow.

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    For many of us in the DC bike community, this was the last straw. Dave was a tireless advocate and a good friend. Local advocates have been begging for a road diet exactly where he was killed for years and DC has done nothing. My friends from outside of the bike community think that I'm the biggest bike advocate who could exist, but Dave inspired me to do more. I am so sad and so angry that he's gone, and I will not let the city brush him away with condolences and a couple of plastic bollards. I hope you all will join me and the other advocates who are leading the charge in demanding a real commitment to Vision Zero

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    And for those not on the Twitter - if anyone has any stories (100-200 words?) or pictures of Dave that you'd like to share, please send them to SaloveshStories @ gmail.

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