Comment 7510

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted June 25, 2007 at 09:34:43

I saw some kids riding on the sidewalk today. They were probably about 10-12 years old, and were probably told by their parents that riding on the sidewalk is safer. This is a fallacy: riding on the sidewalk is significantly more dangerous for the rider and for pedestrians (http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/health/risks.htm). I can't help but point out that if we truly made the road safer for cyclists by attacking the true culprit (cars), we would all benefit -- and maybe kids would be allowed to go for bike rides again instead of being cooped up within their single neighbourhood block "for safety reasons".

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