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The death of the Australian tourist renews the cyclists' call for safe routes



"Every day in this city bike paths that are meant to protect people on bicycles are used as delivery strips, parking lanes and idle lanes for lazy and authorized drivers," he said. "As a city we should be ashamed because this death could have been prevented."

With more people using bicycles to get around, Mr. White demanded that the city install sheltered bicycle lanes on every major road. About 25 miles or less than half of the bike lanes installed under Mr. de Blasio have protective barriers.

Mr. Richards said most accidents in Australia are caused by bicycles by people driving vehicles. About 40 cyclists in Australia are killed every year in crashes, a figure that has been stable for at least two decades, according to a report that examined Bicycle Network's deadly accidents

"It's a terrible tragedy to lose Madison," Mr. Richards said.

wife. Lyden traveled from Geelong, Australia, a port town near Melbourne, where she had worked for more than a year as a swimming instructor, lifeguard and receptionist in public recreational facilities, according to officials. Ms. Lyden regularly appeared overseas and posted a photo of her plane ticket on Facebook when she left for Bangkok and took a selfie with the Mona Lisa over her shoulder.

She grew up in Tasmania, in a suburb of Hobart, the capital. Her father runs the family's prominent construction and design firm, which in 2011 set up a house called Ms. Lyden to raise money for a charity that helped people with diabetes, a condition they said was news.

She moved to Geelong on the southeast coast of Australia several years ago. "It was not so long ago that we celebrated our graduation together," said a friend, Caity Ashton, who met Mrs. Lyden when they were both students at Deakin University, according to The Geelong Advertiser newspaper. "I made a lifelong friend, she was incredibly intelligent and so full of life." She added, "She was so beautiful inside and out."


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