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Bike-Friendly Organizations Call For Safety Changes After Fatal Accidents In Oakland

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Several organizations are calling for safety changes after three people were killed in a matter of four days in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

Activists gathered at the scene of the latest fatalities on Thursday night, near the Petersen Events Center.

That's where a Wilkinsburg couple was killed Monday after getting off a Port Authority Bus.

On Friday, a University of Pittsburgh administrator was killed after she was pinned between two vehicles while riding her bicycle on Forbes Avenue.

Jeffrey Parker, with the Committee for Accessible Transportation, told KDKA, "The way to honor [them] is to, after the vigil, start working together, just make it safer for people making their way home like the two of them were."

"This shouldn't be termed an accident," said Scott Bricker, Executive Director of Bike Pittsburgh. "We can actually design our streets in a way that's safer for pedestrians. We can enforce laws against dangerous drivers."

The groups have already gathered thousands of signatures on petitions they plan to submit to the city, the university, and PennDOT.

Among other things, they are asking for new signage, speed bumps, and increased traffic patrols.

Ngani Ndimbie said, "We're going to see this through by putting the pressure on our decision-makers, and we can also see this through by making sure when we get into our cars we drive as carefully as possible."

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