A couple of tribute events are being organized for next Monday, May 5 to honour 33-year-old Mathilde Blais, the cyclist who was killed early Monday morning while riding a Bixi bike in Rosemont — and to call for authorities to make the streets safer for cyclists.
Blais, a speech pathologist at Ludger-Duvernay elementary school in St. Henri, was hit by an 18-wheeler while riding along St. Denis St. under the Des Carrières overpass. A team of specialists, including psychologists, are meeting with students and staff who are coping with her loss.
Blais' sudden death has once again raised the issue of cyclist safety on the streets of Montreal, and what can be done to make the streets safer for cyclists.
A vigil is due to take place at 6 p.m. next Monday, May 5 near the spot where she was struck and killed. Also that day, a "Ghost Ride for Mathilde Blais" is scheduled to take place that morning.