Did you notice the bike lanes in downtown Macon back in September? Have you noticed how those lanes have mysteriously vanished? Well, it wasn't your imagination. For an entire weekend, an 8-mile bike route crisscrossed through Macon, but do you know why?
Wednesday April 6th, a man riding with his cycling group was hit from behind by a car that was negotiating a corner on Lower Woolsey Road in Hampton. The 59-year-old rider, a local doctor and cycling enthusiast, would later die at the hospital. Two weeks later, a 13-year-old riding his bike with his 12-year-old brother were stopping in a crosswalk when a truck took a right-hand turn off a cross street and ran into the 13-year-old. The boy sustained chest trauma but survived the ordeal. Can anything be done to keep these Georgia bike riders safer?