BOISE -- Cars and bicycles. We see them sharing the road every day, but recent tragedies remind us of what can happen when things go wrong.
On Monday afternoon, 56-year-old James Kelly was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Federal Way. He was taken to a Boise hospital where he died from his injuries Tuesday morning.
That's the second deadly accident involving a cyclist to happen in Boise in the last two weeks.
The other victim was Victor Haskell who died on Sept. 26 after getting hit while riding his bike on State Street.
Now, the cycling community is trying to raise awareness of how to prevent further accidents.
Tonight, there will be a silent ride in Boise in honor of Victor Haskell. It starts at Sunset Park at 7:15 p.m.
But Haskell's death and the death of James Kelly, brings to light a bigger issue of safety on the roads.
Boise is a town that tries to be friendly to its cyclists.
That effort requires both drivers and cyclists to work together - and in light of the deadly accidents in recent weeks - several cycling organizations think it's time again to increase education and awareness.
Lisa Brady is on the president of the board for the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance.
A lot of times we don't have education that's correct where cyclists don't know the right thing to do, drivers don't know how to act with cyclists and we need to hit both of those camps very hard, said Brady.
Brady and Jimmy Hallyburton, the executive director of the Boise Bicycle Project, say this is not about finger pointing because every situation is different.
Then you start evaluating is this us against them? And it's not, said Hallyburton. It's about everybody working together. It's about everybody knowing the rules of the road. It's about cars knowing what cyclists rights are and cyclists knowing what their rights are, and behaving accordingly.
Hallyburton says it's been four years since the last cyclist died in Boise, and since then progress has been made in the form of a safety task force, but more needs to be done.
The problem hasn't gone away, said Hallyburton. There's things that have been done since those deaths, but there's certainly a lot more stuff that needs to be done.
Brady says she is not ready to announce anything just yet, but an education campaign is coming.
We need to come up with a better education campaign, not just PSAs, but really getting out on the street as cyclists to talk to fellow cyclists, and if we see driver behavior to also call that out, said Brady.
Whatever that campaign is - awareness will be a big part of it.
I think what this comes down to is this could happen any single day of the week, said Hallyburton. We have drivers driving distracted down the road, we have cyclists that aren't necessarily obeying the rules of the road, and at any point it can happen.