Climb the bridge for safer streets

All road users are invited to the tall bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway this Saturday at 9 a.m. to call for safer streets and recognize cyclist Aaron Cohen, who died Thursday of a hit-and-run driver’s injuries. The bicycling community put this event together, working in parallel efforts from varying points of view. We have one message, though: Everyone needs to stop tolerating speeders and reckless drivers. There’s no better place to start saying it than on the Rickenbacker.

Make your own signs. Make the message simple and legible from a distance. Clever would be nice, if you’re up to it. If you’re not biking to the bridge, there’s parking for your car-pool driver along the south side of the causeway to the west (mainland side).

If you ARE biking to the bridge, you’re invited to ride with the group leaving the Pepper Fountain at the south end of Bayfront Park at 8:30 a.m.