Comment 32803

By Brandon (registered) | Posted August 14, 2009 at 10:13:40

Rusty,

As a motorist and a cyclist, I also look for cyclists as much as possible. I never get out of the car without checking the mirrors for cyclists approaching, I'm always respectful of them when passing, etc.

That being said, there are places where, due to hedges or other obstacles, it's perfectly safe to pull out after checking the corner for pedestrians, but flat out impossible to see cyclists moving at road speeds on the sidewalk.

Jason,

I'm a little confused by your position. Are you supporting riding on the sidewalk if you have your child on the bike? Sidewalks are significantly more dangerous for bikes unless you're moving at a walking speed, in which case it begs the question: "What's the point?".

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