Bike lanes being driven for E. Houston Street in wake of biking fatality
SAN ANTONIO – More than 2,000 human beings have signed a petition requesting the city of San Antonio add bike lanes to the street wherein a cyclist changed into killed by an allegedly under the influence of alcohol driving force early Monday morning.
“That petition is inquiring for a Tito Bradshaw Memorial Bikeway on East Houston,” said Janel Sterbentz, director of Bike San Antonio. “We need it to be a blanketed bikeway. There are not any top motorcycle routes from downtown into the east facet neighborhoods.”
An included bikeway would require a median, planter or concrete barrier to separate cyclists from traffic.
“Currently we’ve about 350 motorcycle lanes in San Antonio,” Sterbentz stated. “The motorcycle master plan calls for a further 1,700 motorcycle lanes within the subsequent 20 years. We aren’t on course to fulfill the one’s goals.”
Sterbentz is not the only one honoring the memory of Bradshaw, who turned into 35 while he becomes hit by an automobile pushed via sixty seven-year-old Linda Collier Mason. She has been charged with intoxication attack.
Los Angeles-based totally David Trevino flew to San Antonio this week to pay tribute to the man who brought him to cycling via staging a pop-up motorcycle race Saturday night time. Registration and donations can become over to the Bradshaw circle of relatives to pay for costs. Cost of the race is $10. It can be a criterium style race starting at 9 p.M. At East Grayson and New Braunfels.
On Sunday, a memorial provider will be held at 2 p.M. On the Parish, an art gallery at 1624 Buena Vista.
Funeral services for Bradshaw, the popular former owner of a motorcycle shop and bar, maybe Monday in Killeen.
Bradshaw is the second region cyclist to die in a crash with an allegedly drunk motive force in the beyond months.
On Feb. Four, surgeon Naji Kayruz, who became fifty-eight, died after he changed into a hit by using a car pushed by using Melissa Peoples on an I-10 get right of entry to the road. She will be in court next week to stand costs of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render resource.
Sterbentz has a message for area motorists:
“A lot of people textual content while using, and drink and power. How might you sense if you killed somebody if killed a bicyclist or a pedestrian? You might stay with that for the relaxation of your life. People just need to reflect consideration on that after they get in their automobile,” she said.
“And sluggish down a bit.”