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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 08:34:43 AM »
Good article.  IMO the city should dump more budget into bike lanes and bicycle safety instead of light rail.  The trolley between Channelside and Ybor is somewhat of a failure.  I can't see light rail being popular in this area.
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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 11:03:49 AM »
RIDE DIRT! (or Rail Trails)

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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 12:04:13 PM »
Im thinking more dedicated rail trail needs to be built but thats just me. I noticed when I ride road w or without bike lanes that cars generally stay far away. Granted I ride early when there is little traffic and i can count the number of cars that pass me on one hand. I see bad habits from drivers when im in my car and they pass within a foot or so a cyclist just for fun.

I saw one guy yesterday riding though Highland lakes (30 mph limit-no bike lane), this dude was dropping the hammer riding at nearly 30 mph ( i paced him for a sec to verify :-)) and cars ahead of me would barely move over to pass him (while I went into the other lane to give a wide berth). Its like they were annoyed he was there and were trying to punish him for going slower then they were. Im thinking just as much time and money the law puts into drunk driving or the seat belt enforcement maybe they should put stiffer fines on cars passing cyclists unsafely. The way drivers are around here the police can prolly make more money in tickets for improperly/unsafely passing cyclists as they do for speeding...


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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 08:40:27 AM »
Our local gov is run by a bunch of idiots. Build some bike lanes you bunch of morons. :o

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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 08:53:45 AM »
I completely agree with that theory Big E! They should have fines for people passing cyclists too close. But, it's like everything else crazy, at least in Florida, cyclists can get fined if they don't wear a helmet, but you can ride a motorcycle without one legally. Or seat belt use in cars is the law, but school busses don't have them. It's kind of one of those things. Following too close on to a motorcycle can get you in trouble but you can run a cyclist off the road and no one says a word.

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Re: St. Pete Times column on cycling
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 02:04:38 PM »
it's like everything else crazy, at least in Florida, cyclists can get fined if they don't wear a helmet, but you can ride a motorcycle without one legally.
Cyclists getting fined for not wearing a helmet? I never heard of this Law? For kids i have but not for adults.

 

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