This was the fatal on St. Michael's Drive. Video says it all. Article in the New Mexican, video on Youtube.
My earlier post is here. It has a good photo showing a cyclist's approach to the tracks, courtesy of Jerry Merkey.
Ok, for some reason the video is not consistently playing after I tested it here or at the Youtube URL either. You might have to go to the New Mexican. Maybe its blocked or swamped??
Assuming this was accidental (the New Mexican said the rider was depressed after his mom's death), this screams out for cyclist situational awareness. We have to look out for #1.
In a related article in the New Mexican, we read that "Protected Bike Lanes Double in Cities' Bid to Attract Youth." But protected bike lanes or separate cycling
facilities don't relieve a cyclist of the need to ride intelligently and
be aware of his or her surroundings in traffic. Both recent fatal
bike-train crashes occurred where a separated bicycle facility crossed
the tracks and the cyclist failed to observe the train.