A cyclist passes a “ghost bike” and its “companion bike” sitting chained to a light pole at the entrance to Sacramento State on J Street. The bikes mark the intersection where student Arlene Sasse, 22, was killed by a car in 2011. Sacramento ranks 26th out of 52 large cities surveyed with 5.3 fatalities a year per 10,000 bicycling commuters.
A cyclist passes a “ghost bike” and its “companion bike” sitting chained to a light pole at the entrance to Sacramento State on J Street. The bikes mark the intersection where student Arlene Sasse, 22, was killed by a car in 2011. Sacramento ranks 26th out of 52 large cities surveyed with 5.3 fatalities a year per 10,000 bicycling commuters. Tim Reese Sacramento Bee file
A cyclist passes a “ghost bike” and its “companion bike” sitting chained to a light pole at the entrance to Sacramento State on J Street. The bikes mark the intersection where student Arlene Sasse, 22, was killed by a car in 2011. Sacramento ranks 26th out of 52 large cities surveyed with 5.3 fatalities a year per 10,000 bicycling commuters. Tim Reese Sacramento Bee file

Report on bike deaths misses chance to focus on real problems

November 02, 2014 4:00 PM

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