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Bicyclist's death highlights safety concerns

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- A co-founder of a group that seeks to promote cycling as a safe form of transportation says the death of a 62-year-old man earlier this month highlights the need of cyclists and motorists to share road.

Aaron Madrid of Bicycle Lafayette says as he rides his bike four miles from his office in Purdue Research Park to his West Lafayette home he regularly encounters a motorist who slows to pull up close, taunt him and then speed off.

The issue took on added importance as the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office investigated the hit-and-run crash that led to a man being charged with failure to stop after an accident.

The West Lafayette City Council is considering an ordinance that would establish a 3-foot passing cushion between bicycles and vehicles.

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