When: Tuesday, March 10, 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Sam Smith Park, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle
In response to the attack and mugging of a cyclist near Sam Smith Park on February 26, 2009, Cascade Bicycle Club will hold a rider safety community meeting at Sam Smith Park on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 4 p.m. to address the issue and provide safety information to cyclists. This most recent attack is, unfortunately, not the first to occur in the area near the I-90 bike tunnel. City of Seattle staff and representatives from Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct will join Cascade Bicycle Club at the meet-up to hear from cyclists, to share ideas on how they can work together to prevent future attacks and to learn what the city is doing to address the problem. Snacks and safety information will be provided.
Cyclists who have experienced an assault or a close call while riding through the I-90 bike tunnel area are encouraged to email their story to firstname.lastname@example.org, even if the incident was not reported to the police at the time.