Today’s Headlines

  • Call-A-Ride Driver Strikes, Injures Washington University Faculty Member on Bicycle in Crosswalk (AP)
  • More Pedestrians Struck, One Killed by Motorist Tuesday Night (Post-Dispatch)
  • 55-Year-Old Woman Struck, Injured by Motorist in Joplin Sunday Evening (Joplin Globe)
  • Did Lack of Transit in Remote Parts of Region Contribute to Two Pedestrian Deaths? (Post-Dispatch)
  • Corporate Tax Reform to Fund Transportation Appears to Have Growing Bipartisan Support (T4America)
  • Friends of Bicyclist Killed Friday in Kansas City Leave Ghost Bike Memorial at Crash Site (Fox4News)
  • The Maneater Has More on Three Pedestrians Hit by Motorists in One Day at Missouri University
  • If You Think Bike Commuting in St. Louis is Nerve-Racking, Check Out This Clip From Saigon (YouTube)

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