- A ghost-bike memorial for Kung on Second Avenue and University Street, where a memorial ride will stop Friday evening.
The 31-year-old mom and attorney was riding her bike last Friday morning on Second Avenue—which the city has known for years is dangerous for bicycles—when she was killed in a collision with a box truck. The city reports there have been 61 cyclists hit on that street in just the past four years. There is something you can do—two things you can do.
Friday evening, there is a public memorial ride through downtown on Second Avenue "in honor of Sher Kung and the many people hit while walking and bicycling on Second Avenue," says this website—being promoted by the Cascade Bicycle Club—with the details:
5 p.m. - Bicyclists meet for ride at Westlake Park (4th Ave & Pine St)
5:30 p.m. - Public meets for the service at Benaroya Hall "Garden of Remembrance" (Second Ave & University St)
6 p.m. - Bicyclists ride to Occidental Park
No bike? You can meet riders at Second and University—where Kung was killed—or at Occidental Park to "hear what near-term tangible steps they can take to help improve bike infrastructure in Seattle," organizers say. They are asking riders to RSVP in order to estimate attendance, but I'm assuming you can just show up, too.
Meanwhile, Kung leaves behind a family that needs your help.
"Sher is survived by her partner Christine Sanders and their 7-month old baby girl, Bryn," says this fundraising site. "Please show your support for Sher and the family that was left behind." The fundraiser has more than doubled its $20,000 goal, but, really, when you're talking about raising an infant to adulthood, there's essentially no such thing as too much financial assistance.