Bayler Bike Accident Brings Extra Safety Focus to Mayor's Ride

The tragic death of Huntsville biking advocate Sharon Baylor on May 9 highlights the need for both bicyclists and motorists to focus on safety. Baylor, who was on a group ride on Saturday the 9th, was killed in a bicycle-truck accident on Tennessee Highway 274. The accident investigation is not yet complete, but police have no plans to file any charges against the driver.

In conjunction with this weekend's second annual Mayor's Bike Ride in Huntsville, Huntsville's Bicycle Advisory and Safety Committee will set up tents with information about what is being done to make our streets more bike-friendly. Bayler, who was past president of the Spring City Cycling Club, had served on the committee.

Now is a good time to remind ourselves what steps we can take to make the roads safer for everyone. In a Huntsville Times editorial yesterday, editorial page editor John Peck brought up several good tips.

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