Mayor Malcolm Brodie is asking for the City of Richmond’s transportation department to provide potential solutions to improve cycling safety on a stretch of River Road in east Richmond that was the site of a horrific deadly crash last Sunday morning.
At a committee meeting Monday, Brodie made the motion. It was supported by Coun. Ken Johnston, who suggested the road be closed to cyclists altogether.
Johnston, who operates a delivery business, said the 23000-block of River Road is known to be dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.
According to Richmond RCMP, six cyclists, who were travelling eastbound, were hit head-on by a 2013 Lexus travelling in the opposite direction.
Vancouver resident Brad Dean, 33, was killed. Two other cyclists were seriously injured in the accident, one of whom was placed in a medically-induced coma.
The investigation is still ongoing and charges have yet to be laid.