Two Wyoming bicyclists have been killed in the past several days, spurring calls from Wyoming’s cycling community for increased rider awareness and safety legislation.
On Friday, Matthew Harker, 39, died of brain trauma—one day after he was struck by an SUV in Casper.
On Saturday, 65-year-old Larry Hurst of Sheridan was killed after he and his wife were struck by a vehicle in on U.S. Highway 87 in Sheridan. His wife, Sarah, was critically injured in the crash and taken to a hospital in Billings.
Wyoming’s ranking as a bike friendly state continues to drop. The state ranks 36th after ranking 33rd last year and 11th in 2010. The loss of stature has concerned that Director of Wyoming Pathways…Tim Young. He’s been speaking with the Wyoming Department of Transportation about the issue. He joins us to discuss the report.