Comment 72426

By Mikael (anonymous) | Posted December 20, 2011 at 19:58:58

I ride my bike to work at Mac from north of King & Dundurn daily.

Going west, before the current situation where the two south-most lanes are completed and in operation with (as Ken points out) a decent space for cyclists, there were actually two contradictory signs on the east side of the bridge - one that said "Cyclists dismount and cross the bridge on the sidewalk" and one that clearly showed a car and a cyclist with the text "Share the road". How very Brazil!

Given two contradictory messages, I chose the most convenient, and rode on the street with the cars. For the first week or so, I had people honk at me, angrily gesticulating towards the sidewalk, even flipping the bird. That *really* made me feel community-spirited and willing to do my part through hardships for the betterment of society, let me tell you.

I rarely ride east on Main St, choosing to walk across the sidewalk on King instead, but I concur with the OP that I've felt very unsafe while doing so, and nearly got into a serious accident once.

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