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Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

Meeting planned for families of crash victims

My life was forever changed when my husband, Jay, was killed in 2014, struck from behind while riding his bicycle by a then 89-year-old driver returning home at dusk in a rental car after visiting his wife in a nursing home. A volatile combination of circumstances.

On a well-lit major Chicago street the driver did not see the grown man on a large bicycle directly in front of him and, to this day, retains his license to drive.

I'm asking crash victims and families to join me to talk about forming a group to advocate for changes to make our streets safe (not just safer) for all bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers.

Now would be an ideal time to channel our pain and anger to work with the Active Transportation Alliance and Chicago's Vision Zero initiatives and together speak with a strong and powerful voice -- we all have the right to travel in safety, as well as the obligation to do our travels safely.

When & Where:

Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Active Transportation Alliance
9 W. Hubbard St., Suite 402
Chicago, IL 60654

No commitments, nothing formal, just an opportunity to talk and listen, learn and share, and see where we might want to go on from there.

This guest blog was authored by Lindy Korner. Please contact Lindy for more information or questions at lindykorner@gmail.com or 773-315-5995.