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10-14-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Daniel4

Sounds like Boston ≠ Amsterdam, or that USA ≠...

Sounds like Boston ≠ Amsterdam, or that USA ≠ everywhere else not because of the bicycles but because of the homelessness.
10-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daniel4

In this story, a pedestrian's life is worth less...

In this story, a pedestrian's life is worth less than a bottle of water.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4412121
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Daniel4

Can you imagine the uproar if these were actual...

Can you imagine the uproar if these were actual roads for cars?

People think bike lanes are only for 5% of travellors. But for any bike lane that cyclists can't use, cyclists will be on roads...
10-13-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daniel4

Why is it a problem? Are you worried that...

Why is it a problem? Are you worried that litterers will call it a cash-grab? Or do you think it's too low?
10-13-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By Daniel4

Youtube has a whole bunch videos showing new...

Youtube has a whole bunch videos showing new bicycle gadgets. Mostly just bells and whistles that will make you worry more about getting them stolen than your convenience.
10-13-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By Daniel4

We're all here to throw in some thoughts and...

We're all here to throw in some thoughts and opinions. But it only takes a few comments to turn anything into a b*tching session.
10-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 19,152
Posted By Daniel4

My problem is that I can never remember the name...

My problem is that I can never remember the name of the company. My attention is looking out for the traffic. I'd make a lousy witness.
10-12-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 19,152
Posted By Daniel4

Ha, ha. Just this past Wednesday around 11am, I...

Ha, ha. Just this past Wednesday around 11am, I was honked at by a tractor-trailor driver. He honked twice before changing lanes and passing me. When I caught up with him, I told him we were in...
10-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Daniel4

I wonder how long it will take for someone to...

I wonder how long it will take for someone to state that the study is flawed.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Daniel4

I'd like to see sharp resolution videos of the...

I'd like to see sharp resolution videos of the offending driver's vehicle's license plate and identifying marking on corporate vehicles.

Too many times, when averting bad driving behaviour, I...
10-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Daniel4

In Toronto, I believe sharrows are on narrow busy...

In Toronto, I believe sharrows are on narrow busy streets that can't accomodate bike lanes. For a cyclist, it wouldn't make much difference. I think the sharrow markings are for drivers to understand...
10-08-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By Daniel4

I prefer bike lanes but if sharrows are all I...

I prefer bike lanes but if sharrows are all I have, I take the full lane.
10-07-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By Daniel4

Looks like fun. I wish I were young again. ...

Looks like fun. I wish I were young again.

So here's the ongoing issue. Where should kids have their fun? Not on busy streets. Probably not on MUPs. They'd probably get kicked off from...
10-03-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

Interesting how you compare a medical condition...

Interesting how you compare a medical condition to road fatalities as if they are equivalent.

Maybe we should install memorials at the HQs of fast food restaurants, food manufactures and cigarette...
10-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Daniel4

If I remind drivers that the five points of...

If I remind drivers that the five points of driving we all learned in driving school, #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and #3...
10-02-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,615
Posted By Daniel4

So what? The markings on the road and the sign...

So what? The markings on the road and the sign tell motorists cyclists are going to be there. Are there any signs on the sidewalk to say cyclists can use it?

Why risk the safety of a road user...
10-02-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,615
Posted By Daniel4

I see a bike lane on the other side of those...

I see a bike lane on the other side of those jersey barriers. What's wrong with using it? Sometimes you just can't please everybody.
10-01-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Daniel4

A community of 3300 shouldn't be so difficult to...

A community of 3300 shouldn't be so difficult to deliver flyers and pamphlets to.

The city can print appropriate fliers reminding all residences traffic laws pertaining to vulnerable road users...
10-01-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Daniel4

Here's another interesting but tragic story. It's...

Here's another interesting but tragic story. It's about a missing or negligent dog walking service.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/great-dane-is-hit-by-3-cars-1.5300961


But you know...
10-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,400
Posted By Daniel4

Yesterday, I did what I had suggested in several...

Yesterday, I did what I had suggested in several threads.

I wrote to my Ontario MPP to support Private Member's Bill 62, Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act.

I stated several collisions in...
09-30-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,400
Posted By Daniel4

I bet if I posted in a driving forum that one...

I bet if I posted in a driving forum that one should drive according to the conditions instead of trying the drive normally in bad conditions, I'd get a lot of disagreements.

Slowing down in...
09-30-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Daniel4

Last month I took a long 45 minute walk along...

Last month I took a long 45 minute walk along Danforth Avenue. Several times just when I was about to step off the curb at the pedestrian walk signal, a right turning driver raced in front.

Good...
09-30-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

Yes, exactly. Someone will always blame the...

Yes, exactly. Someone will always blame the victim.

This is probably what happens at city council when discussing memorials.
09-29-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

There always will be a certain percentage of...

There always will be a certain percentage of people where an obvious message will never be understood regardless of what the issue.

That's why road safety is so challenging to achieve.
09-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

The solid concrete post is a good idea. But...

The solid concrete post is a good idea. But drivers have also been known to smash into them.
09-29-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,575
Posted By Daniel4

Why? What's wrong with it?

Why? What's wrong with it?
09-29-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,615
Posted By Daniel4

I used to have a problem. There was this one...

I used to have a problem. There was this one dalmation puppy that wasn't on a leash. The dalmation would not only run after me but jump ahead almost in front of my front wheel. Obviously, I didn't...
09-29-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,777
Posted By Daniel4

This thread reminds me of carding. It's a big...

This thread reminds me of carding. It's a big issue in Toronto especially in some neighbourhoods but not necessarily restricted to those neighbourhoods.
09-29-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

I read that was one of the reasons too. But...

I read that was one of the reasons too.

But isn't that the point of the memorial? Or should another sign be installed in its place, like a yellow yield sign.
09-28-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

I can imagine the city council debate. One...

I can imagine the city council debate. One person will see all the memorials and say something about road safety. And the other councillor will see all the memorials and say they're ruining the...
09-28-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By Daniel4

Why are there people opposed to roadside...

Why are there people opposed to roadside memorials? Are they afraid that too many memorials will make the street ugly?
09-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By Daniel4

Streets need more angled parking spaces. I...

Streets need more angled parking spaces.

I believe drivers are much more careful when opening car doors in angled parking spaces.

Also much more safer for pedestrians and cyclists because...
09-27-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By Daniel4

Wouldn't it be cool if all bicycle strobe lights...

Wouldn't it be cool if all bicycle strobe lights around the world were perfectly synchronized?
09-27-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,777
Posted By Daniel4

Dark clothing is cool. Just look at all the black...

Dark clothing is cool. Just look at all the black cycling jerseys there are at bike stores.

And just try to lobby the government to have the fashion industry apply reflector strips on all their...
09-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Daniel4

Not only pass them out at schools but also during...

Not only pass them out at schools but also during licence renewals too. Many times, motorists aren't aware of what cyclists are allowed and supposed to do.
09-27-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Daniel4

Another reason to incorporate bike lessons and...

Another reason to incorporate bike lessons and on-road bike experience as a requirement for a driver's licence.


But until that happens, keep your trigger finger on your bike horn.
09-27-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,575
Posted By Daniel4

If it gets darker, turn on your lights. If it...

If it gets darker, turn on your lights.
If it gets colder, put on a sweater.
If it snows, put on your winter tires.
09-26-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Daniel4

I'm guessing that for a population of 3300, every...

I'm guessing that for a population of 3300, every driver just might know or recognize most of the kids. So they just might drive more carefully around them.
09-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,777
Posted By Daniel4

Just get a bloody light.

Just get a bloody light.
09-21-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,400
Posted By Daniel4

Article was updated on September 18th, the day...

Article was updated on September 18th, the day after I had posted.

Two other people had confirmed my original post on Sept. 17th 9pm EDT.

Try this article.
...
09-21-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Daniel4

My suggestion: ride a bicycle. Much easier to...

My suggestion: ride a bicycle. Much easier to fix.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Daniel4

Well, if it's worth anything, you were lit and I...

Well, if it's worth anything, you were lit and I assume he saw you eventhough you couldn't see him.
09-20-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,289
Posted By Daniel4

Just remember that most of those pedestrians are...

Just remember that most of those pedestrians are also motorists. As a cyclist, you do have to look out for both.
09-20-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,891
Posted By Daniel4

My opinion concerning this topic is the same as...

My opinion concerning this topic is the same as that in the thread "Cyclist's safety...what to do" and " How do you deal with Harrassment"
09-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By Daniel4

Well, that's exactly what just happened. A lot of...

Well, that's exactly what just happened. A lot of cars blocking the bike lanes with a lot of bikes sounding their bells and horns while we were forced to ride with the cars.

So what? That's what...
09-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,233
Posted By Daniel4

The visor on my bike helmet is usually good...

The visor on my bike helmet is usually good enough for my face. If the sun isn't shining on my eyes, it's not hitting my face either. Having said that I still apply a light coat of spf30 on high uv...
09-18-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,400
Posted By Daniel4

Well, on CBC radio, they did mention the driver....

Well, on CBC radio, they did mention the driver. Charges have not been laid.

I don't expect there will charges because the victim was not in a car.
09-17-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By Daniel4

What's also baffling is that, in order for a...

What's also baffling is that, in order for a driver to park his or her car, she would have to cross the bike lane. Not only would a good driver have checked the blindspot for cyclists before parking,...
09-17-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By Daniel4

So, what would be so bad about ringing your bell...

So, what would be so bad about ringing your bell or sounding your horn while riding in the bike lane passing a row of parked cars?
09-17-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By Daniel4

Could it be the loud speaker was designed to be...

Could it be the loud speaker was designed to be heard clearly from inside a car?

Reminds me once when I was riding on the subway and the PA goes on : "Attention all passengers. Blah, blah,...
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