Uptown, Lincoln Square hold Walk and Roll for Safe Streets after toddlers killed in crashes

Uptown, Lincoln Square hold Walk and Roll for Safe Streets after toddlers killed in crashes

CHICAGO (TOC) — Folks can be rallying in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Sunday, calling for secure streets.

This comes after two younger youngsters had been killed in separate accidents.

Visitors security advocates have been demanding town and state officers create a plan to make road safer.

Experience sluggish with us in Lincoln Sq. and Uptown this Wednesday 6/15 at 5:30pm. We’re demanding Chicago leaders set 10% of Chicago streets for a coordinated secure community. Meet on the Welles Park area home.

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— Driving Is a Sin (@Driving_Is_Sin) June 12, 2022

The Stroll and Roll for Protected Streets comes within the wake of the deaths of Raphael Cardenas and Lily Shambrook, who was killed final week in a motorcycle crash within the metropolis’s Uptown neighborhood.

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Authorities mentioned the 3-year-old was using in a motorcycle seat on a bicycling being operated by her mom when their bike collided with a semi, killing the kid. The household’s lawyer mentioned it’s unclear if the semi driver was paying consideration whereas the household mentioned a parked ComEd upkeep car was blocking the bike lane.The alderman for the neighborhood mentioned even earlier than the accident, there was discuss including bump-outs to increase the curb to sluggish visitors.

“We have taken the steps to make it safer, however clearly we have to make it extra secure,” mentioned Ald. James Cappleman of the forty sixth ward.

Town’s division of transportation is reviewing the accident.

Cardenas was killed on June 3 whereas using a mini-scooter within the Lincoln Sq. neighborhood. The motive force in that accident was not cited.

The occasion begins at 10:15 a.m. at North Leavitt Avenue and West Eastwood Avenue, the placement of Raphael’s accident and ends at West Leland Avenue and North Winthrop Avenue, the place Lily was killed.

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