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Shame on Marty Markowitz

February 5, 2011

Two days after Marty Markowitz made a mockery of bike lanes in his over-the-top State of the Borough speech, a hit-and-run incident has left a Brooklyn woman fighting for her life:

And Through A Day writes that victim Serena was struck while biking at South 4th Street and Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. The driver sped off, and Serena is suffering from “a punctured lung, broken pelvis, among several other severe injuries and is in the ICU at Bellevue Hospital. She is currently unconscious under heavy sedation.” They’re currently looking for any witnesses.

Please visit this website if you can help in any way.

We’re just 36 days into 2011 and the evidence that Marty Markowitz is completely out of touch with the real problems on the streets of the borough he purports to represent continues to mount.  I’ve lost track of how many cyclists and pedestrians have been injured or killed by car drivers on Brooklyn streets and sidewalks so far this year, but I’m certain that the number of car drivers injured or killed by pedestrians and cyclists remains at zero.

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2 Comments
  1. Chris permalink
    February 5, 2011 3:37 pm

    Hey – this is tangentially related –

    http://transportationnation.org/2011/02/04/big-names-ready-a-lawsuit-to-remove-bike-lane/

    These people are so far remove from reality it’s really amazing.

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