Comment 59243

By adam2 (anonymous) | Posted February 03, 2011 at 21:07:37

To the misinformed poster who stated it was safer for bikes to ride on the sidewalk, here is why it is much more dangerous: cyclists travel anywhere from 15-30km/h. A bicycle traveling along a sidewalk at that speed and onto the road intersects cars perpendicular and it is almost impossible for a car to see the cyclist coming, The end result is the car hitting the cyclist at the intersection. On the other hand if the bicycle is traveling in a lane on the road and sticks to within 1 meter of the curb this provides much greater visibility and greatly reduces the chance of accidents at intersections.

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