Another cyclist was killed last week, right on the boundary between East York and Scarborough, at the intersection of Victoria Park and O’Connor. We were not able to get any information about the cyclist other than the news report that he was 71 years old.
Quoting CP24: “The cyclist, police say, was travelling southbound on Victoria Park Avenue and was struck as he attempted to cross O’Connor Drive from the north side to the south side on the west side of the intersection. The 49-year-old driver of a Ford F-150 was heading southbound on Victoria Park Avenue and was making a right-hand turn onto O’Connor Drive when he hit the man. The victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.”
This is in the same general area of the city as the last memorial ride, and it points out both the dangers that cyclists face when riding on arterials with high speed traffic, and the lack of on-street bicycling infrastructure outside the downtown area.
Thanks to Geoffrey, Joey, Derek, and all those who rode, including many of the “usual suspects”. It is deeply frustrating that we keep having to meet like this.