Bicyclist, 26-year old Bobby Cann, was killed by a motorist while on his commute home from work. He had been a avid cyclist and advocate for bicycle awareness, safe biking and driving practices, and dedicated bike lanes.
Two weeks before his death he participated in the Ride of Silence, the 3rd Wednesday in May, to raise awareness and mourn the loss of bicyclists.
The City of Chicago installed protected bike lanes along the stretch of street where the accident took place. The driver was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated drunk driving.
Bobby Cann Way
Northwest corner of Clybourn and Larrabee
Approved: September 2013
Dedication: October 25, 2013
Neighborhood: Old Town / Clybourn Corridor
May 29, 2013. Age 26.
Memorial ghost bike, on Clybourn, one block south of sign on east side of street