This was not how Bike To Work Day was supposed to go.
Sitting in on part of a Denver City Council retreat yesterday, Westword learned that ex-councilman Doug Linkhart, who ran for mayor last year, was hit by a pickup truck while cycling to a Bike To Work Day event with the mayor and current councilpersons.
Fortunately, he’s fine, but the incident did prompt a conversation between council members and the mayor about road safety regulations and the interactions between cyclists and vehicles.
Ya. Here’s the conversation – KEEP BIKES OFF THE FRIGGIN ROAD. Conversation over.
You know, if there comes a day when cars are replaced by some superior technology that allows for these vehicles to go 200 MPH safely, I would be screaming that CARS should get off the friggin raods.