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Old 06-10-19, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
One of my good friends was hit by a right-turning vehicle while he was travelling on a segregated two-lane bike lane, but against the normal flow of traffic. It was exactly as you described--driver focused his attention to the left of him on the traffic. Cyclist coming from the right of him on the bike lane. My friend should have been more vigilant, but he was a bit of a newbie to this whole cyclo-commuting thing.
We have protected lanes that are actually designed for contraflow. They aren’t wider than normal lanes so the bicycle lane in each direction is only 4’ to 5’ wide. I wouldn’t ride one contraflow to traffic for love nor money! It’s a really, really, really dumb idea.
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