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Streetside memorial honors late cyclist

Plaque added amid new safety improvements at Stanley-Valley-Bernal

The city recently installed a plaque in remembrance of Gail Turner at the intersection where the 72-year-old Pleasanton cyclist was killed after a vehicle struck her as she rode across the street on June 23, 2016.

Located in a rock feature just off the sidewalk on the northwest corner of where Stanley Boulevard crosses Valley/Bernal avenues, the plaque comes amid a variety of new bicycle and pedestrian safety enhancements at the intersection inspired by Turner's death.

"The city offered to install the plaque in honor of Gail Turner, who was an avid cyclist and beloved member of our community, as a way to honor her memory," city spokeswoman Tracy Dunne said.

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Streetside memorial honors late cyclist

Plaque added amid new safety improvements at Stanley-Valley-Bernal

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 2:23 pm

The city recently installed a plaque in remembrance of Gail Turner at the intersection where the 72-year-old Pleasanton cyclist was killed after a vehicle struck her as she rode across the street on June 23, 2016.

Located in a rock feature just off the sidewalk on the northwest corner of where Stanley Boulevard crosses Valley/Bernal avenues, the plaque comes amid a variety of new bicycle and pedestrian safety enhancements at the intersection inspired by Turner's death.

"The city offered to install the plaque in honor of Gail Turner, who was an avid cyclist and beloved member of our community, as a way to honor her memory," city spokeswoman Tracy Dunne said.

Comments

Residence
Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:56 am
Residence , Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:56 am

What happened to the driver who struck her? I drive by there almost everyday. several days or weeks after the incident, I saw an elderly gentleman attaching the white bike to the street rail, as an memorial for her. It is very sad.


Just wondering
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:58 am
Just wondering, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

Were there ever any findings on who was at fault in this terrible accident? Blessings to the families of all involved.


FrequentWalkerMiles
Registered user
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:26 am
FrequentWalkerMiles, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
Registered user
on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:26 am

Since no major news story on the details came of the accident. my guess is that the driver was not completely at fault. Else if the driver was at fault I suspect we would have heard a lot more outcry over this.


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Sep 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm

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