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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    A driver can accidentally hit you from any spot on the road... proximity to large metal cars is the problem.
    Proximity and the speed differential not to mention visibility issues.
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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    What is wrong with riding your bike on a sidewalk?
    I'm going downhill on an ice covered sidewalk. I usually ride in the street, but conditions were treacherous. So slow and sidewalk it was. But it's not like that meant I could stop. A woman, carrying a ****ing cake, steps out of a storefront. The cake goes flying. No one was hurt and thankfully I had some money in my pocket to replace the cake.

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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Riding slowly in front of large metal objects that can kill you?
    It is every drivers basic responsibility to pay attention to what's in front of them. So if they hit a bike, that's on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Not motorized vehicles should not be on roads for motorized traffic, the speed differential is too great.
    There's no safety issue if car drivers pay attention to the road. Which they're supposed to be doing anyway. So what's the argument here? That bikes are inconvenient for motorists? Big whoop.

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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Irredentist View Post
    There's no safety issue if car drivers pay attention to the road. Which they're supposed to be doing anyway. So what's the argument here? That bikes are inconvenient for motorists? Big whoop.
    The safety issue is the speed differential, and visibility.
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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Irredentist View Post
    There's no safety issue if car drivers pay attention to the road. Which they're supposed to be doing anyway. So what's the argument here? That bikes are inconvenient for motorists? Big whoop.
    Then why not allow (all?) other unregistered vehicles to use those roadways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Then why not allow (all?) other unregistered vehicles to use those roadways?
    Maybe you don't see many horses and buggies on the road where you're from but I do! And stranger vehicles too. We manage.

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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    The safety issue is the speed differential, and visibility.
    You have brakes. Use them. Unless you're driving an eighteen wheeler it's not that difficult to spot a bike directly in front of you.

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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Irredentist View Post
    You have brakes. Use them. Unless you're driving an eighteen wheeler it's not that difficult to spot a bike directly in front of you.
    Bicycles don't normally come with brake lights or headlights or running lights, and lots of bicyclists decline to wear hi-vis clothing. They are also significantly smaller and slower than the surrounding traffic which reduces recognition and reaction times considerably, enough so to make them inherently dangerous to themselves and the motoring public at large.
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    Re: Road Safety - Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Cyclists should get the hell off the roads...
    Cities should build more bike lanes, and drivers have to learn to share the road.
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