Community will gather for Kathryn Hickson tomorrow

I am just posting this from Jonathan on Bike Portland.org.  I know we all feel connected.  My condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 17th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Kathryn Rickson on May 3rd.
(Photo: Facebook profile)

Tomorrow night the community will gather at the corner of SW 3rd and Madison in downtown Portland to remember Kathyrn Rickson. Kathryn is the 29-year-old Southeast Portland resident who died late last night from injuries sustained from a collision with a truck while bicycling through that intersection.

Every time someone dies while riding a bike, it hits all of us very hard. When it happens on a section of bike lane that many of us here in Portland have ridden on hundreds of times, we feel it even more deeply.

Let’s get together tomorrow night and remember this tragedy as a community.

The BTA and Swanson Thomas, Coon & Newton will host sign-making from 3:00 to 5:00 at their offices on SW 2nd (820 SW 2nd Ave, just a few blocks away). We will meet shortly after 5:00 pm at 3rd and Madison. Please consider being there. Thank you.

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