June 12, 2014 9:27 am

Bombers call for safety review after death of fan cycling to game

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are calling on the City of Winnipeg to do more to ensure the safety of cyclists travelling to and from the football stadium, after the death of a long-time fan in a crash Monday.

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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are calling on the City of Winnipeg to do more to ensure the safety of cyclists travelling to and from the football stadium, after the death of a long-time fan in a crash Monday.

69 year old Dick Stevenson was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike to Investors Group Field Monday night at Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Pembina Highway. He was rushed to hospital in unstable condition but later died. Police didn’t say what led to the crash or if charges are pending against the driver.

In a news release Thursday, Winnipeg Football Club President and CEO Wade Miller said the city should review and assess all “Active Transportation” routes and infrastructure used by fans getting to and from Investors Group Field.

“Ensuring fan safety is paramount,” Miller said, “especially for fans who are walking or cycling to and from Investors Group Field.”

The Bombers say their bike valet service is popular with fans who cycle to games.

Miller has already butted heads with the city over transit, after officials declined to give the football club a subsidy for the cost of busing fans to and from games.

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