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Bikescape Podcast: Police and Media Get it Wrong in Bike Fatalities

By May 18, 2008October 19th, 2021No Comments

This news article featuring Bob Mionske has been reproduced here for our media archives.

May 18, 2008

Bikescape revisits the March killings of Kristie Gough and Matt Peterson during a training ride in the Bay Area by a sheriff’s deputy who crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit them head-on. We speak with bicycle lawyer and Velo News columnist Bob Mionske about police bias in this case and toward cyclists in general. Next, we meet with San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum to get to the bottom of the shameful blame the victim attitude taken by the mainstream media and how we can shape public attitudes. Then we look at a new podcast by James Howard Kunstler and check out the events calendar.