We were saddened to hear that a longtime bicycle commuter, Thomas Burbach, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision with a motor vehicle on May 20. We are relieved that he survived and is expected to recover.
The Omaha World-Herald story about the collision provides valuable context for understanding what happened. At the time, Burbach was riding his bike on the very busy L Street in Omaha because Omaha does not yet have a safe east-west route for long-distance cycling. Mode Shift Omaha supports creating safe east-west routes because they will increase the safety of our streets for motorists and cyclists alike and make bicycle commuting a safe option for more people.
If you agree, please contact your City Council member and say that you want safe east-west routes across the Omaha metro for cyclists.