Sunnyside Residents Call for Protected Bike Lane
Sunnyside residents are urging lawmakers to add protected bike lanes to what they consider a dangerous intersection.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with residents just two days after a cyclist, David Nunez was seriously injured at the intersection of 39th street and 43rd Avenue.
Nunez was the second cyclist that was hit within a 10-day period. Gelacio Reyes was killed in a "hit and run" at the intersection. His widow joined the group, but was too emotional to speak.
Van Bramer says that he is worried about what could happen if the laws do not change.
"More people will die. More people will get seriously injured and we will continue to see crashes and we will continue to see people feel afraid," said Van Bramer.
Van Bramer and transportation safety advocates are also calling for improved signage to alert drivers to cyclists along 43rd Avenue.