Charlie Prinsep: Another Dead Cyclist

Why am I beginning to hate cars so much? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that so many people I know are getting killed by them. Charlie Prinsep was my son's schoolmate; he was in the middle of an epic bike ride from San Diego to Toronto and back. According to his brother,
"Charlie had completed his southerly ride from Vancouver to San Diego and then started his second leg from Vancouver to Toronto, a ride of many thousands of kilometers. Charlie equipped himself to work towards a greener planet and after completing his studies his plans were to continue his studies in France and later in Urban Planning at the Sorbonne and to dedicate his significant talents to a better world."
He was hit by a drunk driver that veered onto the paved shoulder in Brooks, Alberta, "Flesh and blood against gasoline, alcohol and two tons of steel."

Getting people onto bikes is just about the greenest thing we can do. How can we make it safe for them? How many people do we have to lose before cyclists are given the space they deserve? Read Charlies blog ::the Double Cross and ::Bike Toronto


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