Comments on: Bicycle accident datapoint of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: simonwheeler http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-29766 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:25:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-29766 The problem for all riders, drivers and cyclists usually comes when their speed is much faster or much slower than those around them. Women may know cycling slower may not necessarily make them safer, but they are also conscious that they dare not be too fast as that will be perceived as even more dangerous.

Regards,
Simon Wheeler

http://www.dotbike.com/

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By: Barry Korman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7791 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:52:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7791 check out my blog – retro reflective – bike rider safety at night or in the dark.
Barry

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By: ardyan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7781 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 03:57:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7781 the worst is when there are two bicycles next to each other in the same lane. There’s no surer way of pissing someone off.

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By: HS http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7777 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:44:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7777 Woman cyclist here, with two minor accidents to support your theory: being doored by a taxi while riding in the right-hand traffic lane, and sliding on sand or grit along the curb.

I also ride a ’78 Honda CB 400. Motorcycle safety drives home the importance of “conspicuity,” or doing what it takes to make yourself seen–another argument against timidity, and for, perhaps, day-glo spandex.

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By: Paul Metz http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7774 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:26:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7774 @Dogma: Bicyclists have a legal right to be on the roads. And it turns out multi-use paths are more dangerous for bicyclists.

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By: Suburban Bicyclist http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7769 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:46:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7769 You wrote: “But obey red lights, stop behind the line and not halfway into the street, and be conscious about not getting in the way of pedestrians.”

At least on the route I bicycle to work, you need to be behind the line and over the sensor loop to get the light to change for you. Otherwise you will be sitting there until a car comes up behind you. Or, alternatively, you can go up on the side walk and press the walk button.

It must be an urban thing where the light will change regardless of traffic. Or maybe there is always enough traffic that someone will always be behind you stopped over the sensor.

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By: Pete Warden http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7766 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:28:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7766 There was an interesting discussion around a recent Scientific American article:
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8658 88

One point I hadn’t seen examined before was the number of accidents involving cyclists on the sidewalk, based on this pretty comprehensive Toronto paper:
http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/pub lications/bicycle_motor-vehicle/index.ht m

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By: j1mmy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7764 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:11:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7764 o so now u have a bicycle maneuver named after you

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By: Uncle Billy Cunctator http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7762 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 18:05:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7762 What I can’t figure out is how so few lane-splitting motorcycle riders on the freeway get maimed.

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By: Dogma http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-7761 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 17:10:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/10/09/bicycle-accident-datapoint-of-the-day/#comment-7761 Roads are meant for motor vehicles, not bicycles. If cyclist seek more safety, stay off the road.

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