Aaron Daywitt, 49, was hit and killed by a train while he was riding his bicycle Thursday night.
Bike advocates say the crossing at 8th and Hilyard that connects the south side of the tracks to the river path is a trouble spot.
Although fellow cyclists aren’t exactly sure what happened during Thursday night’s collision, it has them talking about safety concerns. It is an area highlighted in the Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan as a spot that needs improvement.
“We put in the possibility of doing an overpass or an underpass over these railroad tracks. Those kind of facilities make it a lot safer, comfortable and useful for people,” said Shane MacRhondes of the Eugene Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Cyclists say this accident is a tragic reminder to not be complacent in your daily commuting routine and be aware of your surroundings.