We at Greater Greater Washington are grieving the loss of a contributor and friend to many in our community on Friday and another death Sunday in Anacostia. Today will be devoted to articles about road safety and our memories of Dave Salovesh. There will be more actions in the coming days, and if you’d like to hear about them, sign up using the form below.
Dave Salovesh, a well-known figure in the District's cyclist community and GGWash contributor, died after being struck by the driver of a stolen van early Friday at 12th Street and Florida Avenue Northeast. The driver has since been charged with second-degree murder. (WAMU)
On Sunday afternoon, pedestrian Abdul Seck was killed and five car passengers were injured after one driver collided into another in Anacostia in Southeast DC. Police say traffic infractions were likely involved, and local residents say the intersection where the collision occured is dangerous. (WTTG)
At a Sunday vigil in remembrance of Dave Salovesh, cyclists from across the region urged the District to take action to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians. (Meliisa Howell, Zeke Hartner / WTOP)
Following Friday's fatal collision involving DC bike advocate Dave Salovesh and a stolen van, members of Washington's close-knit cyclist community held a group bike ride on Saturday and a vigil on Sunday. They placed a white bike at the site of the incident. (NBC Washington)
Dave Salovesh was a giant in DC's cyclists community, and despite his untimely death at the hands of a negligent drivers, his efforts to make biking in DC more accessible and safer are sure to continue. (Brian McEntee / City Paper)
Starting this fall, the District will step up enforcement of bike lane violations by creating a new group of officers that will have more time to investigate violations. The officers, for instance, will be able to document violations with photographs and send tickets directly to a driver's home. (Luz Lazo / Post)