Cyclists pedal in Greenburgh to spotlight hit-and-runs
More than a dozen bicyclists pedaled around Greenburgh Wednesday to bring attention to a string of recent hit-and-runs in the area.
Three recent accidents on a stretch of Route 9A in Elmsford have claimed the lives of pedestrians. The riders took an 8-mile circular trip on Route 100 to increase motorists' awareness of who they share the road with.
"We are just trying to make cars more cognizant of cyclists and other pedestrians," says organizer Juliet Wrona.
The cyclists were joined by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Fiener, an avid biker. According to Fiener, the town is applying for federal grants that would pay for four miles of sidewalks near the site of the accidents.
"We need more bike paths and sidewalks," says Fiener. "It's horrible that people are losing their lives."
No arrests have been made in two of the cases, both of which claimed the lives of illegal immigrants. John Ianuskik has been charged in the January hit-and-run that killed Hardimer Singh. Singh was out jogging on his 38th birthday at the time of his death.
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