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Published on Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales’ Statement on Death of Cyclist Tito Bradshaw

CONTACT: Victor Landa, 210-884-3429
Victor.landa@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (April 2, 2019) – I'm shocked and saddened at the news of the death of Tito Bradshaw, a beloved and prominent member of the San Antonio cycling community.

 

This is the second cyclist death on our streets this year— Dr. Naji Tanios Kayruz was killed while riding his bicycle this past February. Two cyclist deaths are too many and are negative marks on our community as we work to meet the goal of zero deaths, as promised in the Vision Zero initiative.

 

As a cyclist, City Council member, mother and neighbor I mourn such devastating losses and am determined to double down on my efforts to make our streets safe for everyone who uses them - cyclists, pedestrians, micromobility users and vehicle drivers alike.

 

Two weeks ago, City Council approved the submittal of $60 million in transportation projects as part of a federal funding request. Of that amount, more than $21 million was specific to providing dedicated bike facilities and updated the City’s Bike Master Plan.

 

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to both of their families and friends.

 

As a city, we can and must do better.

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