On Thursday morning, a father and his 4-year-old son on a bicycle and "tag-along" were struck and critically injured by a car when crossing MLK (West River) Drive at the mid-block crosswalk below the Art Museum.
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This horrible crash is the latest example of the dangers of a beautiful park road that has been allowed to become a throughway. It is time to make MLK Drive safe for park users.
You can take action this week:
Join the Bicycle Ambassadors this week as we educate motorists about the need to slow down and yield to pedestrians at the crosswalk. Meet us at the pedestrian crossing on MLK Drive. Come and hold a sign:
* Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 am
* Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Send a letter to Mayor Nutter asking him to return MLK Drive to a park road and avoid another crash like the one that happened on Thursday.
To send a letter and to find out more, visit our new Take Back the Drive campaign page at http://www.bicyclecoalition.org/action/mlk.