Clint Miceli

Clint Miceli was killed this past week while riding up LaSalle Street. An SUV driver opened his door into the bike lane. Miceli "struck the SUV's door, flew off his bike and was run over by a passing vehicle that eventually stopped, police said. He suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead Monday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital." (from the Chicago Tribune)

 

Clint's mom of Chicago Drivers:

"They're not sensitive to bikers," she said of Chicago drivers. "Bikers are an annoyance to them."

 

I didn't know Clint, but this one really hit close to home. He was just a few years younger than me and was also a graphic designer here in Chicago.

 

When opening car doors, check your mirror for oncoming bicyclists. They share the same rights to the road as cars. Please be aware of your surroundings.

 

My thoughts are with the Miceli family.

  • Lyndon 7y

    this is a really nice poster regarding such a scary moment. are you going to produce them in bulk? i can help you post them around town.
  • Whitney Rae PRO 7y

    How sad. Ditto, great poster, one of my favorite color combinations.
  • kyledpoff PRO 7y

    i heard about this this past weekend and just stumbled upon this-- such a tragedy. i think about that kind of occurence everytime im on my bicycle
  • sheilacheng 7y

    did you know clint?

    Clint was a good friend of mine, and he would have LOVED this. The colors could not be more perfect :)

    Do you have any prints of this i could buy? i would really like one. Thanks :)
  • patricking 7y

    this is great.

    tyler, the boy who was killed a bout a month before clint, has a ghost bike in my neighborhood. i can see all my fellow cyclists shiver when they ride by it. it's sad that reminders like this are necessary, but they are -- drivers don't understand they're hurling 2 tons of metal down the road.
  • Juan Parada 7y

    WOW !!!
  • aoifejohanna 7y

    This is very powerful. This should really be posted all over the place, I'd love to put them up here in Dublin. Just last night I heard of another accident with a cyclist. Wonderful work.
  • Sreiny 7y

    Hi aoifejohanna,
    Please feel free to download and distribute this poster however you see fit. This is meant to live wherever it can help inform. I have a version in a more traditional rectangular format if you'd like as well.
  • gutlessyogi PRO 4y

    Need a flipped version for UK, India, Japan etc. ;-)
  • kyledpoff PRO 4y

    then the words would be backwards though
  • aoifejohanna 4y

    Hiya, just saw the response now, if you have a rectangular version that would be great!
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