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    Attorney: Ohio State University Student Struck By Dump Truck Loses Leg
    Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:28 PM

    A teenager remained in critical condition after being struck by a dump truck while riding his bicycle. According to the teenager’s family attorney, Daniel Hughes, 18, lost his entire leg up to his pelvis after being struck on Sept. 5.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/09/26/ohio-state-university-student-struck-by-dump-truck-loses-leg.html

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    Its been a problem for years. RIP Jerry Wick

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    AlanBarber said:
    don’t get me started on people with poor biking practices.

    I drive through hilltop every day. You wouldn’t believe the number of times I’ve seen guys with their pants half down their legs, riding a bike that is too small for a 6 year old let alone a grown adult and texting/talking on a phone while they ride down broad street.

    Ahhaha, that goes on in Portsmouth all the time. And they ride like 2mph and swerve everywhere because they’re going so slowly.

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    The count is now at 7 bicycle-related accidents on Campus since the beginning of the semester. Some students say bike lanes will make the roads safer for cyclists.

    http://www.thelantern.com/campus/bike-lanes-could-reduce-accidents-on-ohio-state-campus-1.2917691#.UG34-Zi5OW2

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    Awesome…no facts to support. Just a bunch of feelings.

    Sounds like enforcement and education are needed more on campus.

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    I wonder if the university will use this to expedite their plans to only allow bikes, faculty/staff, and CABS/COTA on campus roads.

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    lifeontwowheels said:
    Awesome…no facts to support. Just a bunch of feelings.

    ????

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    Paul said:
    ????

    Just responding after reading the Latern article.

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    Buster Bluth said:
    I wonder if the university will use this to expedite their plans to only allow bikes, faculty/staff, and CABS/COTA on campus roads.

    Interesting, I did not know about this plan. Is there more information somewhere?

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    bucki12 said:
    Interesting, I did not know about this plan. Is there more information somewhere?

    I’m not sure how many other people would be purposely driving through campus.. for any students who drive to campus, the parking garages I can think of are accessible from main roads and don’t require driving on campus. I’m sure there are some others, but I don’t think it would drastically reduce traffic on campus (there isn’t much anyway). Besides, most of these accidents are along High and Lane.

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    I was a little surprised by the Lantern article’s complaint about a lack of bike parking on campus. Many of the newer portions, including the gateway and the Ohio Union have ample, permanent bike parking. Even the new Kroger is one of the few with ample parking. I’m not sure about the library, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t include bike parking there as well.

    I’m sure the university can figure something out. Those inverted-U shaped racks only cost between $150-$300 each. Even with the bloated budgets and unionized workforce, the installation of bike parking would be a footnote in the university budget. Certainly less costly and just as “green” as the elaborate geothermal project.

    I’m more curious to see what’s going to happen in the north campus dorm area. The university is planning to remove Curl drive and build several new “low-rise” dorms in the area to accomodate sophomores. I hope that bike facilities will be a key part of this more-dense and less-accessible part of the university.

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    And unfortunately, another collision.

    story

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    JB05 said:
    I was a little surprised by the Lantern article’s complaint about a lack of bike parking on campus. Many of the newer portions, including the gateway and the Ohio Union have ample, permanent bike parking. Even the new Kroger is one of the few with ample parking. I’m not sure about the library, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t include bike parking there as well.

    I’m more curious to see what’s going to happen in the north campus dorm area. The university is planning to remove Curl drive and build several new “low-rise” dorms in the area to accomodate sophomores. I hope that bike facilities will be a key part of this more-dense and less-accessible part of the university.

    Those places do seem to have enough parking, but if you go around central campus there are various places where there is a lot of bike parking, and it’s all completely full. People then lock up to trees, signs, handicap railing, whatever they can fit on. Around RPAC, and especially near any of the dorm buildings, or bigger classroom buildings, there are seas of parked bikes. I don’t think they really have much to do with the discussion of safety, but they still bring it up in the article to point out that there is a high demand in certain areas for even more bike racks.

    As for the north campus dorms, none of the other new roads or developments that I know of around campus have included separated bike facilities. They’re all sharrowed. I wouldn’t expect anything different here, especially now that OSU can’t do anything for 50 years that would lower demand for parking passes without paying QIC Global Infrastructure to offset their losses.

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    Graybeak said:
    And unfortunately, another collision.

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    That sucks. No details, but that intersection typically has cyclists getting impatient and flying through the multiple red lights that are all bunched up right there.. it’s not too surprising that there would be a crash.

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    NerosNeptune said:
    That sucks. No details, but that intersection typically has cyclists getting impatient and flying through the multiple red lights that are all bunched up right there.. it’s not too surprising that there would be a crash.

    …if we assume the cyclist was at fault in this specific case. But like you said no details.

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