Family and friends of René Tremblay, 52, gathered at a memorial on Saturday afternoon, within the place the place he was struck and killed by a automobile three months in the past.
On the night of July 23, Tremblay was biking throughout a delegated crossing on Jacques-Cartier Boulevard in Longueuil when he was fatally hit by a automobile.
A white ghost bike has been put in in his honour subsequent to the positioning, close by a cross arrange by Tremblay’s household.
That is the primary ghost bike put in on Montreal’s South Shore, in keeping with organizers. They are saying there have been 11 such memorials put in within the Montreal space since 2013.
Tremblay’s brother, Fabien, informed CBC that visibility on the bike path crosswalk could be very low at night time and he need one thing to be achieved about it.
The designated bike path crossing the place René Tremblay died in laborious to see at night time, says his brother Fabien. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)
He is hoping the Metropolis of Longueuil will set up some extra lighting there to stop one other accident like this from taking place sooner or later.
“It is all the time darkish over right here,” he stated. “The lights, they do not go on at night time.”
If the crosswalk is made safer, he stated, his brother’s dying “will not be in useless.”
“I come right here on a regular basis to hope beside the cross I remodeled right here for my brother.”
Tremblay’s household arrange a memorial cross for him near the place the collision passed off. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)
In the course of the memorial, folks in attendance launched white balloons into the air following a second of silence.
Maxime Juneau-Hotte, a spokesperson for the ghost bike group, stated that cyclists aren’t essentially secure on the roads, even when they’re utilizing designated bike paths maintained by the town.
The group can be pushing for Longueuil to extend security on the bike path community, with the intention to forestall related incidents.