Alex Silva - Fontana, CA
I am his girlfriend on behalf of him and his mother. His mother would like to bring other avid cyclists like her son to be aware of a popular street to ride. First let us introduce Alex Silva, you may have seen him in the news recently...He was 25 yrs. old, student of Set & Exhibit design, from Fontana, Ca. Rode to work, to friends, and with friends. He got others into riding, help them to find/fix their bikes they own and ride today. He had all the necessary safety equipment, but was still struck by an individual. Hit and Run. His mother would like others to just be aware of the street, because ALL day you'll see cyclists riding up and down this street. Just to understand that cars are driving fast and really don't care to share the road with them. We're trying to get in contact with the city to put up the speed limit signs and "share the road" signs, not only because of what happened to Alex, but to prevent future accidents. The street we're speaking of is Wilson Avenue towards San Sevaine Road, all the way down Wilson Avenue. Both sides of the road. There's only posting of speed limits signs closer towards Daycreek then they end, none heading towards Cherry Avenue where Alex was heading to. Regardless of posting, driver are go 50+ on that street, even with cyclists there. He was 5-10 minutes from his home. His mother and I'm sure your mothers would want you to be careful riding, but please, please ride this street with caution. We hope that with Alex's death the two city (borderline Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana) will take action in placing bike lanes on Wilson Ave. and Beech Ave.(which turns into Beech going into Fontana) and make drivers responsible for not going to speed limit and/or watching out for cyclists.
This may not be the appropriate post for this section, but we tried searching to start a new post and this is the only one that allowed us to. His mother just wants others to really, really be aware of this road. I myself am a avid rider as well and would see my self riding this street just like any other street with or without bike lanes, that's just how we are. Now it is more important then ever to be more aware and put awareness out there to our community and follower riders. Alex, you, and I shouldn't have to suffer for wanting to ride the street(s),
Thank you and safe riding.