Bobby worked at Groupon as an Editorial Tools Specialist. He’d started as a writer, but he taught himself how to write scripts and build tools that would help improve the lives of his coworkers. He biked to work almost every day—through rain, sleet, and snow. Bobby was cycling home on the clear, sunny evening of Wednesday, May 29, when he was hit and killed by a car going in the same direction. The crash happened near the intersection of Larrabee Street and North Clybourn Avenue. Neither street has bike lanes.
All funds from this page will go to Active Transportation Alliance’s Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign, which aims to equip Chicago and its residents with a 100-mile network of protected bike lanes by 2015. These lanes can reduce crashes and make all modes of transportation safer for everyone.
I can’t think of a better tribute to a life well-lived that ended way too soon. As someone who spent the better part of her 20s bicycling around Chicago, I’m more than happy to donate to this worthy cause.