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Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

Real estate is expensive. If drivers are getting...

Real estate is expensive. If drivers are getting free parking at work or in the shopping centres, someone else is paying that space for them. Free parking should be considered as a taxable benefit.
09-24-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

That is why some cyclists ride with bright...

That is why some cyclists ride with bright lights. But you said you didn't mount yours that day. So that is also what loud horns are for.

A pedestrian in that situation wouldn't have stood a...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

I'm not sure what your point is. Nothing is free....

I'm not sure what your point is. Nothing is free. Compared to other transportation methods, cycling is the most cost and energy efficient, and it produces very little collateral damage that other...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

If someone doesn't want to cycle even if all the...

If someone doesn't want to cycle even if all the excuses for not cycling is gone, I think that's a problem.

I'm not opposed to someone's freedom to choose, but those people who choose to remain as...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

Oh yes there is. Someone (post #57) just claimed...

Oh yes there is. Someone (post #57) just claimed that cycling is bad for your health.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

I also ride in the suburbs. As I had indicated a...

I also ride in the suburbs. As I had indicated a 20 minute drive over time became longer due to the natural growth of traffic congestion. And that was only for 4km.

As for cycling, half my ride is...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

I think my original 4km commute was 20 minutes by...

I think my original 4km commute was 20 minutes by car. Over time, that did turn into 27 minutes or longer. Meanwhile my commute time by bike stayed the same between 20 and 30 minutes depending if the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

Every once in a while, I run across the...

Every once in a while, I run across the statistics that say x% of comuters who drive live within y% miles of their work.

I forgot the numbers x% and y% but that implies there may be a lot of...
09-21-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

A lot of things piss off drivers including other...

A lot of things piss off drivers including other drivers.

I've been on the northbound direction of the DVP during rush hour. Slow and not a cyclist in sight.
09-21-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

It's where you live that may be true. Not where...

It's where you live that may be true. Not where I live.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 264
Posted By Daniel4

Keep the studded tires on for all conditions.

Keep the studded tires on for all conditions.
09-21-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

That was the approach before the city had changed...

That was the approach before the city had changed it to traffic lights. I used to have to cross the car lanes by riding along one of the two painted green lanes marked with sharrows. Yes, as a...
09-20-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

I'm not going to second guess Belgian law but...

I'm not going to second guess Belgian law but where I live, if a bike lane is blocked, I simply ride with the motor vehicles until I can get back in.

If the bike lane is protected with barricades...
09-20-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

Of the many types of bike lanes in Toronto, the...

Of the many types of bike lanes in Toronto, the one you describe is one of the safest. The difference is that car parking does not go all the way to the intersection - they never did anyways. By...
09-20-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

In Toronto, we had a dangerous situation like...

In Toronto, we had a dangerous situation like this at the eastbound direction of the Bloor viaduct crossing the DVP on-ramp. Now there are traffic lights specifically for pedestrians, cyclists and...
09-19-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,338
Posted By Daniel4

There you go again.

There you go again.
09-19-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,011
Posted By Daniel4

Not disagreeing with your post but please clarify...

Not disagreeing with your post but please clarify who is the minority group you are identifying: truckers or cyclists?

As a member of a visible racial minority, I've seen too often members from...
09-19-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,338
Posted By Daniel4

Another generalization if that happens everyday.

Another generalization if that happens everyday.
09-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Daniel4

I think 200 to 300 lumens is good for many...

I think 200 to 300 lumens is good for many purposes. In case you're ever caught in the dark and have to cycle through park trails to get home, it'll light up everything in front of you. 90 lumens...
09-18-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

I would find it hard to believe that a bright...

I would find it hard to believe that a bright bicycle light would cause a driver to swerve in that direction and risk a head-on collision. If that were a real possibility, the high beams on...
09-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

I have used my barely adequate camera to post...

I have used my barely adequate camera to post pictures here on Bike Forums. I have learned basic editting skills to save sections of videos which I have used to study a mistake I had made almost...
09-18-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

That's all you needed to write.

That's all you needed to write.
09-18-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Daniel4

Proximity detector telling drivers to slow down...

Proximity detector telling drivers to slow down and when they are too close.
09-18-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

This just goes to show you how yesterday's...

This just goes to show you how yesterday's discussions are relevant to today's and incidences.
09-18-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Daniel4

Did you do a Google search first?

Did you do a Google search first?
09-18-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

If the truck was a commercial vehicle with...

If the truck was a commercial vehicle with identifiable markings, you can report the date, time and location of the incidence to the company HQ.

You can send the details to the police too. Whether...
09-17-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,861
Posted By Daniel4

Glad you're ok. Don't hesitate. Start shopping...

Glad you're ok. Don't hesitate. Start shopping for a front camera and a rear-facing camera.
09-17-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Daniel4

I wouldn't doubt that it's already possible for...

I wouldn't doubt that it's already possible for cell phones to already be able to detect who the driver is. I also would not doubt that the hesitancy is political.

Any politician who invokes this...
09-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By Daniel4

I see this as a trend that the driver is normally...

I see this as a trend that the driver is normally not charged if he stays at the scene and victims are either pedestrians or cyclists.

The only time drivers are charged are
1) hit-and-run;
2)...
09-14-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,996
Posted By Daniel4

After fighting thirty years for bike lanes, I...

After fighting thirty years for bike lanes, I prefer to use them. The only time I use the road whenever there is a bike lane is because there is a car in it. So we swap.
The fact that there are...
09-13-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By Daniel4

⬆ It has been over a hundred years since the...


It has been over a hundred years since the automobile has taken over all the streets and roads. And about half that time, there has been efforts to reduce road fatalities with good success in the...
09-13-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By Daniel4

There are people who believe that having bright...

There are people who believe that having bright lights will decrease the risk of a collision with cars. In other threads, there are those who believe they may increase collisions. And then in this...
09-12-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By Daniel4

How did you find the drivers' response to the...

How did you find the drivers' response to the three vertical lights? Were they consistant? From other threads, 'unusual' confuses drivers and you just might be a visual target.
09-12-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,338
Posted By Daniel4

Let's put it this way, I first learned about the...

Let's put it this way, I first learned about the harms of smoking in the 1970s and today we still have people smoking.

No way can you force anybody to do something or quit something he just...
09-12-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By Daniel4

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes...

I think I fall in that 15% category. I sometimes make my comment but can't or won't get engaged in long drawnout futile distracted discussions.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,424
Posted By Daniel4

For 14 years I drove to work that was only 4.5km...

For 14 years I drove to work that was only 4.5km away. Then I found a safe way to avoid crossing a major highway that was along the way. So for the last three years of work before retiring, I rode...
09-11-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Daniel4

I have budget (around $100) action cameras for my...

I have budget (around $100) action cameras for my helmet and rear facing. Spare batteries and sd micro cards give me recording time for 6hr on one camera a 8 hrs on the other at 1080p60.
09-11-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By Daniel4

500lumen headlights are so cheap nowadays I...

500lumen headlights are so cheap nowadays I wonder if they are good quality. A lot of them listed in Amazon come from China and don't have brand names I recognize or have reviews on Youtube or Google...
09-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By Daniel4

100-29= 71 not careful drivers

100-29= 71 not careful drivers
09-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By Daniel4

So how do you feel about the 71% who drive like...

So how do you feel about the 71% who drive like that? Do you feel car-justice when drivers go smashing into each other sometimes taking along with them pedestrians and cyclists who had nothing to do...
09-06-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,990
Posted By Daniel4

I think he falls in the foolish category. Did...

I think he falls in the foolish category. Did you see the video? Just to his right was a car waiting at the same red light. So what makes his judgment better than that of traffic law? What gives...
09-06-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,338
Posted By Daniel4

We don't use the same examples of people driving...

We don't use the same examples of people driving to bike trails to ride their bikes as an overall criticism of bike riding on the road for transportation.
09-06-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,338
Posted By Daniel4

I am glad that escooters and ebikes will offer...

I am glad that escooters and ebikes will offer people more options to get out of their cars. The issue of young people riding without regard and consideration of others is no different from drivers...
09-05-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By Daniel4

That's the difference between city officials who...

That's the difference between city officials who want to promote road safety and other concerns and drivers who don't care about anything or anybody other than themselves.
09-04-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By Daniel4

Rear wheels shift all the time regardless if the...

Rear wheels shift all the time regardless if the wheel is quick release or nut. After you centre the wheel between the frame (and rim brakes if you habe them), keep an eye that it's not shifting as...
09-04-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Daniel4

Congratulations. Now you can get on the road...

Congratulations. Now you can get on the road after 9am and bike the 57 miles to work because you want to, not because you have to.
09-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By Daniel4

That if I don't remember to put a tennis ball in...

That if I don't remember to put a tennis ball in the right-side toe clip, the next day I won't be able to slip my foot in it when I go for a ride.
09-03-22, 06:01 PM
09-02-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By Daniel4

If the police sees that, the driver's record...

If the police sees that, the driver's record should be examined and if true investigate why such a dangerous driver is still on the road.
09-02-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,275
Posted By Daniel4

You entered the intersection against a red light?...

You entered the intersection against a red light? Just remember to take responsibility for your own decisions and actions.

And look at the video in the thread where a cyclist got broadsided. He...
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