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Biking Update!
August 23, 2009, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Biking

I discussed earlier my aversion to the Greenpath on Broadway. Further travels down that ill-fated avenue proved just as detrimental to my physical and emotional health. However, I am happy to report the the separated bike lane on 9th Avenue is just lovely! I only almost ran over one pedestrian (yay!!!), and it was altogether a smooth ride free from fear of cars or people.

The only low point, and a situation which is not all-pervasive, but common enough to note, is the prevalence of family bike rides, meaning a dad or mom riding alongside his/her 5-10 year old child. I think it’s great that they’re all riding together and being active and spending time together….I just fear for the child’s safety. Because they don’t go nearly as fast as adults, and have even less of an ability to stay in a straight line or be aware of who is coming up behind them. I guess this is just a shout-out to be extra careful around the little ones. They’re not purposely trying to be in your way, and are just trying to get around in the city, just like anyone else.

Happy cycling, everyone!

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