Sunday, November 20, 2011

When good cyclists get hit

Prompted by three traffic crashes involving expert bicyclists, Florida Today columnist Mark DeCotis muses about such bike-car conflicts. He doesn't offer any conclusions or solutions, but perhaps you'll be moved to do so. Here's his piece.


vey said...

These three guys were not cyclists just trying to get from one place to another. They use our streets for training purposes which means that stop signs and traffic lights throws them off their pace. They usually travel faster than "normal", which throws the motorist's judgement off as to how much space there is to safely make a left turn -- something that becomes more difficult as drivers age anyway.

Other than abandoned subdivisions, I don't know of a very good place to train. I don't know of any velodromes in that area, but it might be a good idea to build one.

MotorBike Helmets said...
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