This morning there was a memorial ride for Peter Cram, who died last week, after getting a wheel stuck in a streetcar track at Queen and Dufferin. Peter Cram was the second cyclist to die in Toronto this year, under similar circumstances.
Today’s Critical Mass ride, which starts at Matt Cohen Park at Bloor and Spadina at 6:30 p.m, will also pay respects to our fellow cyclist.
One of the followers of Matt Galloway’s Metro Morning Facebook page posted this comment:
“I am mourning the cycling death of K’s high school teacher Peter Cram and terrified of the unsafe state for cyclists in Toronto. He was a teacher at Western Tech and an amazing guy. His students and colleagues are devastated. How many people have died or sustained serious injuries (i.e. brain injuries, lifelong disabilities to the hands, body, trauma) as a result of cycling in a city where it is extremely dangerous to do so, due to lack of safe cycling infrastructure? I work closely at Baycrest and OCAD U with cycling accident victims. Should we urge people to cycle when it is so dangerous? How can we demand change?”