This has already been posted in the regular A&S forum, but thought it warranted being posted here because of how vc'rs feel about traffic calming.
I think everyone can agree that vc and those that stritcly ride vc can agree the vc philospohy is against traffic calming like speed bumps/humps, and other similar traffic calming devices. I have seen the reason for such traffic calming accused of being put in place to make it hard for vc'rs to ride on the roadway, even though the reason the traffic calming device was not specifically directed at cyclists. vc folks somehow make the connection that it is.
Well vc'rs it seems someone has taken your cause to the next level and killed someone over advocating for and actually having put in place a traffic calming device, a speed hump. Even though this speed hump was not put in place to make things harder for cyclists, even though some of you will no doubt think that, the guy who had it put in place because of people violating the speed limit on his street has been killed over it by someone who hates the fact it was put there.
Even though this is not directly related to the vc cause, is this what you really want? Do you consider this to be a futherance of your cause? Do you view people like Stephen A. Carr an enemy to vc and people like David A. Patton a hero? All he was trying to do was make his neighborhood safer and someone killed him for it.
Slaying in Fairfax followed earlier confrontation about speed hump, police say