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Pedestrian deaths put spotlight on bicyclist safety issues

San Francisco prosecutors are deciding whether to file charges against a cyclist who recently struck a pedestrian in a fatal collision in the Castro. This comes on top of last month's guilty plea to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter by a 23-year-old bicyclist who struck and killed a woman at Mission and Embarcadero in San Francisco last year.

Meanwhile, Sunday night in Oakland, a bicyclist was killed after being hit by an SUV.

The Bay Guardian wrote about the controversy surrounding an online account by a bicyclist involved in an accident in which the details matched those of the fatal Castro accident, and in which the writer's tone is alternately cavalier and concerned. ("In closing, I want to dedicate this story to my late helmet," he wrote.)

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.