NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Another makeshift memorial has been put up for yet another cyclist killed in New York City.
A young woman was riding along 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Monday morning when she swerved to avoid hitting a car door that suddenly opened on a parked car. And then a truck hit and killed her.
Em Samolewicz, 30, is the 18th cyclist killed in the city this year.
City cyclists are disgusted. Once again, they brought flowers, candles, and signs to the scene of the fatal crash.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the cycling deaths in the city a "crisis" and last week announced plans to install 150 miles of protected bike lanes.
But advocates and some City Council members are saying that these improvements aren't happening fast enough. Plus they said that areas like 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park are like a highway with 18-wheelers that shouldn't be on the street.
Council Member Carlos Menchaca said he and Rep. Nydia Velazquez will be meeting with city agencies next week in the hopes of accelerating programs to protect cyclists.
FOX 5 NY contacted the mayor's office but never heard back.