Comment 82109

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted October 23, 2012 at 23:38:25

The presence of parked cars in no way surprises me. I can't recall how many times I've seen cyclists move into the left lane to pass a parked car, then incorrectly change lanes back into the right lane, ride for a couple of meters and then change back into the left lane because of another parked car, all without any hand signals.

Even worse, when I see cyclists squeeze between the parked car and the border of the right and left lane. That's one open door, or one brief moment of lost balance due to a bump in the road, a quick car passing by or even a brief lapse in concentration away from a serious accident.

I'm a little surprised though that it seems that an unpaved multi-use path is safer then a paved one though. I've never once wiped or felt unsafe on a paved path at the bayfront, the rail trail or the radial trail although I've wiped out many times on unpaved ones, and have had to dodge mountain bikers/avoid pedestrians while walking/biking along the escarpment paths between Dundurn and West 5th and in the paths around Iroquois Heights.

Comment edited by -Hammer- on 2012-10-23 23:52:51

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