Rally at City Hall, Thursday, June 29, 2006, 9 am"In the past week there were three serious bike crashes in New York City, two of them resulting in the deaths of individual cyclists, Dr. Carl Nacht and Derek Lake. On Monday June 19, a taxicab driver opened his door and knocked a cyclist into the path of a passing bus on 10th Avenue in Manhattan. On Thursday June 22, an NYPD tow truck driver crossing the Hudson River Greenway hit Dr. Nacht as he was riding with his wife northbound on the bike path. Dr. Nacht died Monday, June 26. On Monday June 26, Mr. Lake was killed by a truck when his bike slid out of control and he fell beneath the truck on Houston Street at LaGuardia Place. All three crashes were caused by dangerous conditions that are commonplace on New York City streets but should not be: drivers and passengers opening car doors into the path of cyclists; drivers failing to yield to cyclists and hazardous street conditions that can send bikes out of control. Bottom line: Cyclists, Advocates: City's Bike Safety Efforts not Enough Demand New City Bike Safety Plan to Address Chronic Hazards City Hall Press Conference and Rally, Thursday, June 29, 2006, 9 am Please spread the word!" Then in the PM is the Time's Up memorial ride...6:30pm West Side Greenway at 42nd Street (in front of the Intrepid)
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