Check out this video which proposes a design for safe urban bicycle infrastructure. What a wonderful world it would be!
The routes in our area have their pros and cons. Which of these routes would appeal to you more?
We usually opt for the rural ride!
Whenever I go cycling in and around my community I risk my life. This may seem overly dramatic but, honestly, with the pot holes, cracked pavement, narrow street (edged with sand/rubble/broken glass and other debris), busy intersections, distracted motorists… it’s a dangerous way to stay fit. To stay safe one must stay alert and confident…take the road when necessary, “act” like a car and use hand signals. After a ride, when I get close to home and know that I’ve successfully navigated that last tricky intersection, I breath a sign of relief…made it!