Could we please have a separate forum for all those damned "another cyclist killed" stories? That way they'd be easier to ignore.
In Canada, about 78 cyclists are killed every year (according to Coyne in the National Post). At least three times as many people drown each year, but you don't find swimming sites wailing over each death. I've heard that in America, your chances of being hit by lightning are worse than your chances of being killed on a bike. The obsessing over each bike fatality that I hear in forums like this gives the impression that cycling is much more dangerous than it is. I'm sure it must deter newbies from cycling, which I take to be a bad thing.
I agree it's a tragedy for the family and friends of a cyclist killed in the streets. But let's keep them in a separate forum.