Tragically here in Minneapolis this week, a drunk driver killed a bicyclist named Marcus Nalls. The site of the crash was on Franklin Ave.–one of the busiest and most dangerous roads that bicyclists utilize in this city.
Like many bicyclists, I track these stories with a heavy heart. We pay our respects, feel immense rage for the drivers who kill our fellow bicyclists, and engage in a few extremely frustrating internet discussions about whether they were wearing a helmet and lights.
This time around, though, the news media is making it abundantly clear that Marcus was a safe bicyclist. One headline reads:
These headlines are important to notice for a few reasons.
1. Bicyclists are always on the defensive. We are often asked to “prove”…
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