Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 22nd, 2007 at 12:40 pm
The story was posted to the forums last night. Here's an excerpt:
"My wife was attacked this evening*, on the Sellwood Bridge, during her evening commute from work, for riding her bicycle.
...she was on the sidewalk. The runners mostly stopped to let her and another rider by, but one hit her as she rolled by slowly. She responded to him and the guy ran up behind her and drug her off of the bike and... slapped her across the face, knocking her mirror into the river."
Follow-up posts reveal that the victim has not reported the incident to the police.
This situation brings up three concerns:
- The Sellwood Bridge is in dire need of help (I know, it's coming, but not soon enough).
- We must show consideration of others when sharing multi-use paths. Remember this discussion?
- We must report incidents like this to the police. Statistics can be very important for advocating around various issues.
Come on folks, let's model good behavior for our motorized friends! Aren't we supposed to be the happy, friendly ones?
*UPDATE: This quote initially included a reference that the attack was by someone from the Red Lizard Running Club. Since I can't confirm that accusation, I have deleted the reference. Also, I'm more interested in the issues this incident highlights than blame of who did what.