posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:35 AM
We have miles of beautiful, off the road bike paths by me. It runs along a creek greenbelt, a wide smooth cement lane. Perfect for long rides and no
traffic for cyclists to worry about. But there is a group of cyclists, probably almost 100 of them, that would rather ride around an office park where
my husband works, right about the time people are trying to leave to go home. They are not commuting, this is training/recreation. They completely
clog the road en masse so it is impossible to go around them. Sometimes I swear when they see a car behind them they slow down.
I've heard from some cyclists that they actually believe it's safer to ride in a car lane, because they think cars will see them better, and cars are
forced to slow down or go around. They prefer to take partial possession of the roadway even if there is a bike lane on the side. It really doesn't
make sense to me.
I do think more people should be walking and biking to get around local areas, and bike lanes are a great way to encourage this, but you have to
understand that bike vs car never ends well, and take all the extra precautions necessary.
edit on 11-9-2014 by eeyipes because: (no reason given)