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Bike Fatalities

Pickup driver fatally struck bicycle rider Allan Beyderman, 41, on bike-hostile stretch of Golf Road near Des Plaines River Trail

The lack of bike facilities on the 4-lane highway, and the driver's high-front-end pickup truck, were likely factors in the crash.

February 16, 2024

At memorial for fallen cyclist Josh Anleu Buendia, 16, his mom says we need to “care about other people’s lives” on the road

City and state officials, as well as Bike Lane Uprising's Christina Whitehouse, stressed the need to create safe streets.

November 7, 2023

Over a month after a driver fatally struck Donald Heggemann on bike, fled, and failed DUI test, felony charges filed

Physically protected bike lanes, which are becoming more common in our city, might have prevented Heggemann's tragic death.

October 24, 2023

Stretch of Leland in Uptown where Lily Shambrook, 3, was fatally struck last year, is getting safety upgrades

The street is not getting major bikeway improvements, but hopefully planned curb bump-outs will lead to safer driver behavior.

September 13, 2023

Józef Strus, 67, fatally struck on bicycle by turning driver at 57th/Natchez, is 3rd bike rider killed in Chicago this year.

Strus, who lived about a half mile from the crash site, was the second bicyclist killed in Chicago this month.

June 26, 2023

Bike rider Ron Mendoza, 43, died from injuries suffered in collision with driver in Logan Square

Tragically, fitness instructor Ron Mendoza, 43, died two days after being hospitalized for injuries from a collision on his bike with a car driver.

June 12, 2023