A memorial service took place Thursday in Palo Alto for a woman
who was killed while riding her bicycle in San Francisco's South of Market
neighborhood last week.
Amelie Le Moullac, 24, was struck and killed by a truck making a
right turn at Folsom and Sixth streets on Aug. 14.
Le Moullac, a San Francisco resident, was remembered at an 11
a.m. service today at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 600 Colorado Ave. in
Le Moullac worked for the marketing firm Voce Communications,
which has an office at 550 Third St. in San Francisco.
A message posted on Voce's website titled "Remembering Amelie"
states, "We miss you dearly. We will miss your smile, your humor, your wit
and your friendship. You are irreplaceable and unforgettable."
Many of those who knew Le Moullac commented on the post, recalling
a kind, warm and positive young woman. A man who said he was her eighth-grade
teacher at St. Joseph's School of the Sacred Heart in Atherton remembered her
"lighting up every room she entered."
In the wake of Le Moullac's death, the San Francisco Bicycle
Coalition held an event Wednesday morning at the intersection where she was
killed and urged passing cyclists to sign letters to Mayor Ed Lee asking for
safety improvements along Folsom Street.
Mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey responded, saying, "This was
a tragic accident and reminds everyone that we have to share the road.
Lee is working with transportation experts and the Bicycle Coalition on a
number of longer term transportation initiatives that include bike safety and
improvements to our streets to make them more safe."
With the Bay Area bike share program starting on August 29, are you concerned about bike safety in Palo Alto?