Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years
Original post made on Sep 14, 2012
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on Sep 14, 2012 at 11:22 am
I don't understand why if bicyclists have nearly 3 feet of a bike lane to travel in, why they must ride on the line of the bike lane? Last week while walking down El Camino I was almost hit twice by bicyclists riding on the side walk, both without helmets and riding in the opposite direction of traffic travel. From my observation bicyclists are the most traffic law breaking travelers on the road, riding through stop signs, red lights. Once I see them riding in a manner that shows they are concerned for their own safety, I'll begin to care as well.
on Sep 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm
The widest of bike lanes, and sharrows all over the street, will not make bicyclists safe as long as they run red lights and stop signs. In one two week period I had 5 bicyclists run the red light in front of me with a green light my direction. I dare say they probably ran the other red lights and stop signs they came to as well. Location 1 at California and Renstorff, 3 at California and Escuela, 1 at Evelyn and Calderon.
on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm
"The widest of bike lanes, and sharrows all over the street, will not make bicyclists safe as long as they run red lights and stop signs."
Perhaps not, but they'll make cyclists who do obey traffic laws safer. We have infrastructure designed to make car drivers safer even though the majority of them speed on the highway, so it's not rational to punish all cyclists with unsafe conditions because some of them break the law.