Cyclists and friends of Jay Keddy marched up Claremont Access on Thursday
Just a few hours after a 53-year-old cyclist died Wednesday evening, Hamilton cyclists —angered and saddened by the news — began circulating word on social media about a march with bicycles up the Claremont Access on Thursday.
“We love Hamilton, but we need to make a statement that all road users should be able to go between the upper and lower cities without losing their lives,” organizers at New Hope Bikes wrote in the call for the march.
A crowd of more than 30 pedestrians and cyclists gathered at Main and Wellington streets on Thursday just after noon, some of them friends of the cyclist, Jay Keddy, some who saw his death as one more casualty of a road system tilted in favour of automobiles.
Article and image source: CBC Hamilton