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Pedaling the NYC Century Bike Tour for Safer Streets

Upper West Siders Turn Grief into Action on Inaugural Ride for Vision Zero

BikeNYC.ORG Thursday, August 28

In January of this year, 9-year-old Cooper Stock — known for his boundless energy, budding wit and a near-fanatical love of the New York Knicks — was struck and killed while crossing an Upper West Side intersection, hand-in-hand with his father. This September, his friends and neighbors are taking to streets to honor the memory of Cooper Stock — and to show their support for safe streets.

Lyn Paul, a friend and neighbor of Stock’s family, saw a special opportunity when she heard about the NYC Century Bike Tour’s first-ever Ride for Vision Zero, which invites participants to ride – and raise funds – in support of Transportation Alternatives’ work toward the city’s initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

“My husband and I decided that riding would be fun, but also could be especially meaningful and healing if we did it specifically to honor Cooper,” she said.

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