Numerous sources have reported a fatality involving a person riding a bike at 8:20 this morning at Fremont Ave and Mary Ave in Sunnyvale, CA.
My condolences to the victim and his or her family and friends. Sunnyvale PD reports that this was not a student.
This very busy intersection with multiple features heavy and sometimes chaotic school, work, gas station and Starbucks traffic at this time of day. You can see the sucky road geometry in the Google Streetview I copied, but the Santa Clara D.A. should investigate any entitled jackass hurtling through this intersection fast enough to kill somebody on a bike, regardless of how much guilt this driver feels at the moment. Sunnyvale police report that the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Cyclist loses his life after collision with a vehicle in Sunnyvale. Police say the driver did stop and is cooperating pic.twitter.com/0EtYGtGcuY
— Matt Bigler (@mattbigler740) April 27, 2015
The city of Sunnyvale will begin design work soon to reduce Mary Avenue from four lanes to three between this intersection all the way to Maude Avenue north of here. A street space allocation study in 2013 found the existing four lanes are over capacity for the existing and projected traffic. Council approved reducing Mary between Fremont and El Camino Real to three lanes and adding bike lanes on either side of the road.