Comment 82049

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 22, 2012 at 17:11:13 in reply to Comment 82047

I think so. Every hardcore cyclist knows that sidewalks are dangerous, but "almost as dangerous as a major street with parked cars" is more than I expected.

It goes to show how dangerous parked cars are for cyclists, and how cyclists might not realize the care needed on multi-use paths. As a cyclist it's easy to obsess over the big fast-moving cars travelling in the live lanes of traffic, when this shows how it's the slow-moving but uncontrolled things you really need to worry about - I wonder how those multi-use-path injuries generally occur?

This may support the move towards left-side bike lanes on one-way streets (far away from the parked cars), but it seems like turning is messy and complicated in those.

Of course, fatalities can't fill out the survey so that might be why the more severe accidents that generally involve fast-moving cars didn't appear.

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