A year ago this past October, several riding clubs in this area got together to do a memorial ride in remembrance of eight cyclist that that were killed in the five county, Tampa Bay area in a period of five months. It looks as if we are going to have to do it again. We have had three bicycle related fatalities in the past three days. All three occurred at night or early morning. Two were hit and run (one of those was a DUI) on country roads and the third was the cyclist with no lights or reflectors, crossing a major intersection in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Even with all the improvements the city and county is trying to do in order to make cycling safer in this area, it just doesn't seem as if anyone is paying attention. My thoughts go out to the families of the cyclists who are not having a very Merry Christmas this year.