Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Messenger Rally at Love Park, Inky Editorial and good news from Amanda Gillern

Messengers congregated at Love Park yesterday evening to call attention to the recently inflamed road rage against bicyclists that resulted in a hit and run against messenger Rachel Fletcher on Thanksgiving morning, and to declare their opposition to City Council's bills. Jorge Brito, the Philadelphia Bicycle Messenger Association spokesperson, spoke to over 100 messengers. A number of press outlets covered the event, including the Inquirer, NBC, Philadelphia Weekly, KWY, and Fox29

The messengers made their own video of the rally. Worth watching to hear their message.

The Inquirer also published a great editorial by cyclist Matthew Rascone about why registering bikes won't prevent "accidents" (crashes).

Great News! Amanda Gillern, who was hit by a cab this summer that fled the scene, just posted a message on the Bicycle Coalition's Facebook page that the cabbie was finally arrested.