MEMORIAL RIDE for JEN SHAO
Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
TIME'S UP!  Space, 49 East Houston (bet. Mott and Mulberry)
Jen Shao , 65, was killed while riding her bike last Friday.  
The driver of the charter bus that killed her in Lower Manhattan did not stop.  
Bring flowers and candles.  Ride leaves at 7:30 p.m.

The purpose of this ride is:
-to HONOR jen Shao and the 12 other cyclists who have been killed this year in NYC
-to RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
-to ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

Stats:
- In NYC, on average one cyclist is killed every three weeks.
- In NYC, there have been 13 deaths in 2005.
-In the US, cars kill more children and young adults than anything else.
-10 cyclists per day are reported hit and injured by cars in NYC.

New York has no stated safety improvement goal.

(the following is the news coverage from nynewsday.com)

Grandmother killed by bus in hit-and-run

DAVID LEPESKA and WIL CRUZ
STAFF WRITERS

September 17, 2005
A Manhattan grandmother was struck and killed Friday by a charter bus on the Lower East Side, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run, police said.

Jen Shao, 65, was riding her bike off the curb of Gouverneur Lane yesterday about 9:40 a.m. when she tried to turn on Water Street. The bus, traveling north on Water -- a narrow, two-way street with no bike lane -- clipped her, police said.

"I saw the woman right after the accident," said Abdul Nannan, 43, who owns a fruit stand about 20 feet from the accident. "She was laying there quietly; there was no blood."

"It was almost like she was asleep," he added.

Shao was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police last night were trying to track the bus in question, but had little leads. No arrests have been made.

A sign on a drop box at Water Street urged witnesses to call 718-217-3529 with information about the accident.

Neighbors, meanwhile, said Shao moved into her apartment on Catherine Slip in the Alfred E. Smith housing projects about a year ago. She lived there with her adult daughter and two grandchildren, ages 13 and 2.

Yvette Miranda, 46, a captain of a tenant patrol in the housing complex, and other residents said Shao could be seen riding her bicycle every day.

"She always rode her bike in the morning," Miranda said. "But where she was going, I don't know.

"She was very quiet," she added. "But she always said hello to me."