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07/17/2008: "Dennis Crowley Dies at 60"
Friend and cycling advocate Dennis Crowley died in Pasadena a few days ago. I had known him on and off for about fifteen years, mostly in connection with his efforts to revive the Horace Dobbins Cycleway, a bicycle freeway built in 1900 between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles, and which eventually became the Pasadena Freeway. It was only a month ago that we had coffee together with Chuck Schmidt at Buster's, by the Gold Line's Mission station.

Although he put in a great deal of work on Pasadena's general bicycle planning, the Arroyo Seco Bikeway--bits of which have been built--was the focus of his public life. Let's hope, as he would, that efforts to realize it continue.

A heart attack is suspected, but at the time of this posting there is no official cause of death.

You can read an obituary reprinted from the Pasadena Star-News at the California Cycleway website. And the go on to read more about his dream.

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