SEE IT: Madison Lyden’s Family Marks One-Year Anniversary of Cyclist’s Death

The family of Madison Lyden added some personal touches to the cyclist's ghost bike on Sunday. Photo: Melodie Bryant
The family of Madison Lyden added some personal touches to the cyclist's ghost bike on Sunday. Photo: Melodie Bryant

Last week, we invited Madison Lyden’s mother to share her thoughts as her family prepared to mark the one-year anniversary of the crash on Central Park West that ended the 23-year-old’s short but vibrant life. On Sunday, the family visited the crash site — and Friend of Streetsblog Melodie Bryant asked Lyden’s sister, Paige, to say a few words.

Paige Lyden didn’t hold back, mixing reminiscences about her “truly magnificent and divine” sister with bitterness about the “injustice that the streets aren’t safe.”

Like her mother, Amanda Berry, she blasted residents of Central Park West who are fighting the city’s effort to build a protected bike lane on the roadway.

“To think that there are people out there who are valuing car parking over a safer street, I can’t describe the pain that that brings our family,” she said.

  • The Lydens’ act of channelling their pain into advocacy for our safety reveals their loving and giving nature.

    Anyone who is not moved by the expression of these suffering people is truly a monster.

  • AMH

    Indeed, we are truly grateful.

  • Vooch

    Play this at next CB meeting

  • AMH

    I tried out the new lane yesterday. Car-free bliss until 77th St. Being shifted back into the door zone after nearly a mile of clear sightlines and breathing room really brought home the danger.

  • Carolyn Bischof

    So proud of Paige, Madi’s twin sister. In Paige, you see the unconditional love, support, strength, loyalty, intelligence, empathy and determination that runs through the veins of this entire family. May the world learn from these beautiful people who I hold very dear to my heart. ???

  • Carolyn Bischof

    Yes

  • Carolyn Bischof

    Well said ?

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