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10-20-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,124
Posted By Daniel4

That's what I do to check my light is aimed...

That's what I do to check my light is aimed properly. So when I stare into the driver's window, I know my light would be shining directly into his face making it more difficult for him to drive...
10-19-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Daniel4

Jim from Boston Regarding Rob Ford's...

Jim from Boston

Regarding Rob Ford's 'swimming with the sharks' comment, it's the mindset of many motorists but since that time, attitudes have changed. Still I find it was odd that a bunch of...
10-19-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 812
Posted By Daniel4

As much as I agree with you on this, you realize...

As much as I agree with you on this, you realize it would be a highly charged political issue. Any administration implementing this would be quickly removed after the next election by politicians...
10-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 812
Posted By Daniel4

If I had written the post, it would be ...

If I had written the post, it would be

apostrophes
CRTs
6s and 7s

crossing their Is and Ts
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By Daniel4

I would think the perfect winter commuter must...

I would think the perfect winter commuter must have a sealed chain guard that houses the entire chain assembly from the rear derailleurs and cassette to the chain ring. If it's a commuter, it'll be...
10-17-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,507
Posted By Daniel4

I do appreciate it when road users give...

I do appreciate it when road users give consideration of others as I sometimes let motorists and pedestrians go ahead of me.

However, some people right here in the BikeForums discussion forums...
10-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Daniel4

I think sharrows are one of those things you...

I think sharrows are one of those things you don't realize their benefit until they are gone.
10-17-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By Daniel4

Could be all of those. I've certainly got out my...

Could be all of those. I've certainly got out my car when I found a safe route to ride to work. And many downtown streets have found increases of many hundreds of percent of ridership with the...
10-17-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,507
Posted By Daniel4

Lucky you. Must be bike heaven where you live.

Lucky you. Must be bike heaven where you live.
10-16-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,507
Posted By Daniel4

I'd like to get one too but they're so expensive.

I'd like to get one too but they're so expensive.
10-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By Daniel4

About a year ago the City of Toronto with support...

About a year ago the City of Toronto with support from a local advocacy group launched the BikeSpace App. This app allows cyclists to report locations in need of bicycle racks and where damaged...
10-14-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
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: 1,331
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: 326
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: 1,331
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: 54
Views: 1,867
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: 54
Views: 1,867
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: 230
Views: 20,507
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: 230
Views: 20,507
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: 40
Views: 1,332
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: 646
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: 40
Views: 1,332
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: 40
Views: 1,332
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: 1,893
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: 2,183
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: 1,127
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
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: 433
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: 1,127
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: 18,035
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: 18,035
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: 1,127
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: 2,183
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: 2,183
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: 2,183
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: 3,676
Posted By Daniel4

Why? What's wrong with it?

Why? What's wrong with it?
09-29-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,823
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: 4,185
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: 2,183
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: 2,183
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: 2,183
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: 11,038
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: 2,963
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: 4,185
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: 433
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: 1,127
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: 3,676
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: 433
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: 4,185
Posted By Daniel4

Just get a bloody light.

Just get a bloody light.
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