I don't know about the rest of the country but cyclists being hit and killed are getting a lot of media attention around here. The horrific tragedy of June 7th is surely part of the reason, and the publicity is probably a good thing. It helps maintain public awareness and drivers (who are not on their phones) are a bit more aware.
Recently, one of the disgusting perps was sentenced for a hit and run resulting in death. Witnesses at the scene saw him driving erratically before and after the collision. He left the scene and turned himself in the following day. The judge treated his actions as contrite and repentant, sentencing him to one year in jail. He takes a life, conceals his driving condition by leaving the scene, and loses one year of his own freedom. How can anybody call that justice? I think a lot of the effort being applied to improving cycling infrastructure is being misdirected. We should be lobbying for more strict arbitrary punishment and stronger sentencing guidelines especially when the driver flees the scene.