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Old 10-14-2016, 07:47 PM   #201
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I don't wear a bicycle helmet. I always thought it was obsolete. I've witnessed 2 bicycle accidents and heard about numerous more, their helmets didn't do . all the rash and cuts were on their face and side of their heads.


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Old 10-15-2016, 12:02 AM   #204
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Sidewalks can sometimes be more dangerous because it puts you in a position where you are crossing multiple side streets.

When I first started bicycling, I thought the sidewalk would be safer on main roads. After a couple near misses where cars were turning off the main road from behind without using their turn signal (and ironically enough, on the phone.) I switched tor riding on the main road on the far right. It just makes more sense. People can see you a lot easier.
That's a result of our crapy sidewalks and make-believe painted bike lanes here.. Bike lanes which are curb seperated from the road are much safer. Which in turn encourages more people to use them and increases public awareness.

The best example I know is Germany where they have bike lanes which are predominantly curb seperated from the road and/or shared with the pedestrian sidewalks. Cars do have the responsibility to yield when they turn right across them but this is true also for the pedestrains in the cross walk just the same.

I'd rather look over my shoulder at intersections than constantly be trusting cars not to run me over the entire time. There are also traffic lights for the bikes and you get a ticket for running a red and points go on your drivers licenses just like if you were in a car.
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I'd rather look over my shoulder at intersections than constantly be trusting cars not to run me over the entire time. There are also traffic lights for the bikes and you get a ticket for running a red and points go on your drivers licenses just like if you were in a car.
That USED to be my take on it. This year alone I've done over 3k miles on my bike, mainly through neighborhood and surrounding street. We have some fairly busy roads with around 30mph speed limits surrounding our neighborhoods and it did not take long to realize that riding on the sidewalks wasn't as safe.
When there's a side street every 50 yards and all sorts of visual impairment like bushes, fences, trees, signs, light posts, ect. and they are right at the corner of the intersection...a lot of times the cars trying to turn won't see you until the last minute. They are looking for cars, not people on the sidewalk.

This situation I described above is the ONLY time I've ever even remotely came close to being hit by a car. It is pretty much a non-issue when I started just riding on the main road to the far right. As a result I now ride exclusively on the far right and don't use the sidewalk. I've seen through my own experience that it is much more dangerous. There is a reason it's legal to ride a bike on the road and I'm thinking it might have something to do with this
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #206
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Regarding helmets;
I used to do quite a bit of skateboarding and have taken my fair share of falls.
I've hit my head probably 3-4 good times with a helmet on and once without.
I don't ever not wear a helmet anymore.
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