News: Updated - Emory Loses A Member of Our Cycling Community
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the loss of Paul Taylor, an avid cyclist and a valued member of the Emory community. Mr. Taylor served as a physician’s assistant in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, in Emory’s School of Medicine.
According to media reports, on Monday, April 30th Mr. Taylor was cycling to work on North Decatur Road near Willivee Drive when he was struck and killed in a collision with a vehicle.
Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Taylor’s family, friends and colleagues. Many Emory community members have asked how they can help Mr. Taylor’s family. Oak Grove United Methodist Church has announced that a memorial service for Mr. Taylor will be held Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.. Updated: Paul Taylor’s Obituary: Click here.
If you or someone you know at Emory needs emotional assistance please remember that the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is available to you at no cost.
I also have heard from several cyclists and other concerned Emory community members who have expressed sadness and concern about the loss of life due to this accident, and have asked what we––as individuals and as Emory–– can do to improve safety on our local roadways.
As you know, Bike Emory and the University have worked diligently to promote bike safety on campus and in the surrounding community, including working with county and government officials to improve roadway plans with the goal of increasing cyclist and pedestrian safety. Bike Emory is planning upcoming events and there will be opportunities for you to get involved. I will share more information in the coming week.
We will continue our efforts to help ensure the safety of our community and to help decrease the possibility of such tragic accidents occurring in the future.
Jamie Smith Bike Emory