Thank you all for your concern for my safety, my family and I appreciate it.
Lots of news teams have been contacting me about this morning incident.
This is my official statement:
It’s a known fact that bicycling economies have been popping up all over this country. Urban cycling has been proven beneficial to the community and economy of cities. I have been commuting to our restaurants in downtown Cleveland by bike for the last five years and last year my wife and I decided that our second car was no longer needed. We were paying high gas and insurance prices and thought that our money could be better spent better in the city where we chose to raise our family, Cleveland. Since then I have commuted on my bicycle to and from work daily. I realize that riding a bike can be dangerous, that is why I wear bright clothing and a helmet, have lights on my bike, and obey traffic laws fastidiously. Today an RTA bus driver who was not obeying traffic laws hit me. This issue is bigger than Jonathon Sawyer or the RTA, it has to do with bike and driver safety. It has to do with raising awareness of drivers, city and it’s citizen. There is an amazing cycling community that has been flourishing here in Cleveland over the past ten years and they deserve to be safe. #sharetheroad