On October 25, 2013 at 1 p.m., the city of Chicago will hold a public ceremony dedicating a portion of North Clybourn Avenue to Robert “Bobby” Cann, a cyclist who was struck and killed by a motorist on the street earlier this year.
The ceremony will be led by Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. of the 27th Ward, and is scheduled to take place near the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Larabee Street, where the crash occurred. The roadway will be named the “Honorary Bobby Cann Way.”
Since the crash, the driver, Ryne Sam Hamel, has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI resulting in death.
The public is invited to attend the roadway dedication event. Speakers will include Ald. Burnett, a representative of Cann’s family and a representative of the Active Transportation Alliance.
By all accounts, Bobby was an outgoing, warm and friendly person who was always concerned about the safety and wellbeing of others. He was passionate advocate for safe cycling.
Please join us in honoring Bobby’s life, memorializing his passing and raising awareness around the necessary and ongoing work that continues to be done to increase the safety of all road users in Chicago.
Photo of Bobby Cann memorial event courtesy of Steven Vance and Streetsblog Chicago.