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Bicycle friendly #5231686 10/06/19 06:38 AM
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Is your town bicycle friendly....example, do streets downtown allow bike riding, and are they marked so you can ride safely..



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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231697 10/06/19 07:01 AM
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I would say that, it's good but, maybe not as good as other cities around the country.

We have some marked roads and some nice trails as well. My bike route is only OK but this is my choice for where I ride.

I also don't put my bike on a bike rack attached to my vehicle and drive to specific routes or trails. I just jump on my bike from home and start riding between 15-20 miles daily when weather permits.

I do have F&R lighting & mirrors and wear proper PPE & clothing.

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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231699 10/06/19 07:02 AM
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Nope. While someone could ride on any street the chances of survival on a bicycle are pretty low. None of the bike lanes nonsense that only works to slow everyone down.


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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231700 10/06/19 07:03 AM
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My area is mixed. The difficulty is that trails and lanes are not usually contiguous, so you can end up in unpleasant situations on busy roads trying to stitch things together.

Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231740 10/06/19 07:58 AM
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I have a two mile ride to connect to a 100+ mile rails to trails network. I live at the edge of town, so not much traffic. About half of the two mile ride is on roads with dedicated bike lanes.

I live in a community of about 25k that is a suburb of St Louis.

Originally Posted by CourierDriver
Is your town bicycle friendly....example, do streets downtown allow bike riding, and are they marked so you can ride safely..


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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231768 10/06/19 08:33 AM
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In Calgary, there is an extensive system of bike paths including dedicated bike lanes downtown. They even snow plow the bike paths and bike lanes in the winter for the diehards. smile


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If your still riding, how old are you?? I'm 73 and holding till next
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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231811 10/06/19 09:20 AM
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Drivers with Cell phones are as dangerous as drunk drivers.


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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CT8] #5231815 10/06/19 09:21 AM
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Denver suburbs are definitely not. Downtown not so much either.

Originally Posted by CT8
Drivers with Cell phones are as dangerous as drunk drivers.



More (based on BAC). They're not trying, nor are they paying attention.

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Silicon Valley is very bike friendly.
Most high tech companies have showers for their many employees who bike to work.


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It has been proven that towns that are bike friendly increase business and folks get outside more and rediscover living again...



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Re: Bicycle friendly [Re: CourierDriver] #5231959 10/06/19 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by CourierDriver
Is your town bicycle friendly....example, do streets downtown allow bike riding, and are they marked so you can ride safely..


My understanding is that bicycles are allowed on most US roads that are not limited access (ie interstates, turnpikes, expressways, etc.) even in crowded downtown urban areas. Bike lanes on these US roads are another story.

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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
In Calgary, there is an extensive system of bike paths including dedicated bike lanes downtown. They even snow plow the bike paths and bike lanes in the winter for the diehards. smile
Same in Toronto. It makes sense downtown but as they slowly creep into areas with less traffic density it causes traffic congestion. They have even removed a lane of traffic along a very busy street (Woodbine ave.) to maintain street parking and a bike lane.

I used to live downtown and commute to work on a bike, bike lanes are for people who are either too scared or lack the awareness to ride with traffic. They make everyone's commute longer so a handful of people (who drive to work) can virtue signal.


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Originally Posted by CT8
Drivers with Cell phones are as dangerous as drunk drivers.


... as are the coal rollin' peckerwoods who think it is 'cool' to blast you with their choking fumes...


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Originally Posted by dailydriver
Originally Posted by CT8
Drivers with Cell phones are as dangerous as drunk drivers.


... as are the coal rollin' peckerwoods who think it is 'cool' to blast you with their choking fumes...


I'd rather get hit with rollin' coal than hit with a car by a drunk or texting driver any day of the week.

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