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10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 94
Posted By UniChris

Drivers yielding to you when they're not supposed...

Drivers yielding to you when they're not supposed to can indeed be very frustrating - especially because one driver doing so doesn't mean that the others you'd interact with if you took that...
10-03-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

The fundamental problem with bicycles, is that we...

The fundamental problem with bicycles, is that we can go from being visually occluded by roadside obstacles, to right in the way, far too quickly.

That's why pedestrian style design doesn't work...
10-03-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By UniChris

The perfect solution of course would be a flyover...

The perfect solution of course would be a flyover bridge for through bike traffic.

Failing that, the most efficient and safe design for cyclists riding typical commuting distances is to provide a...
10-03-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By UniChris

You mean the fact that it makes a terrible and...

You mean the fact that it makes a terrible and dangerous cycling experience chock full of designed-in conflict?

Consider the problems:

it forces you to position cyclists in a dangerously wrong...
10-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

When you have 10 times the density, indeed, you...

When you have 10 times the density, indeed, you have an entirely different transit planning problem! Look at the tiny distances people in the Netherlands are bike commuting, then look at where people...
10-02-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

You exercised good strategy Now you're...

You exercised good strategy



Now you're making a a gigantic mistake of invalid logic.

Yes, there is a component of random risk in the world - you can do everything right, and be killed in...
10-01-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

Given your ignorance of reality, you should have...

Given your ignorance of reality, you should have removed yourself from the conversation long ago, as you had nothing meaningful to say.

Every fact that's surfaced in this discussion has turned out...
10-01-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

Finally! We agree that trying to build alongside...

Finally! We agree that trying to build alongside a road, rather than create de-confliction space as an integral part of it, is destined to fail!

Reality is that simple - either you understand...
10-01-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

And that is exactly why you don't want to be...

And that is exactly why you don't want to be building segregated routes which send through bicycles on the deadly mistaken curb side of turning traffic!
10-01-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

Parties who are have acted in accordance with the...

Parties who are have acted in accordance with the law are not getting "let off"

Rather, the rule of law (the most basic human right) is that you cannot charge someone who has not broken a law.
...
10-01-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

On further research, it turns that if one is...

On further research, it turns that if one is trying to reach Wagner Pond (as the child reportedly was) there actually is a proper, efficient, and safe way to do it, which was first made clear on the...
10-01-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

There are two facts of basic reality here: ...

There are two facts of basic reality here:

First, the driver had the right of way. There is no crosswalk, marked, or unmarked, so a person wishing to cross the street on foot must look for and...
10-01-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

It's a sure sign you've checked out of reality...

It's a sure sign you've checked out of reality when you literally re-post another verbatim copy of your already comprehensively debunked nonsense...
10-01-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

That, indeed, is how you use a bicycle safely. ...

That, indeed, is how you use a bicycle safely.

It starts with following the actual laws, for example recognizing when one must yield the right of way to another road user

It continues to...
10-01-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

When you've claimed that you target is 20 kph...

When you've claimed that you target is 20 kph (12.4 mph) indeed, your goal of 12.4 mph is absurd for the scale of american geography. I can pretty much guarantee that even the parents of the victim...
10-01-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

You continue to prove that you do not know how to...

You continue to prove that you do not know how to safely ride a bike (or apparently even safely walk on a sidewalk) in the environment in which your profile claims you live.

But this forum is...
10-01-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

No, the child died failing to follow the basic...

No, the child died failing to follow the basic rule all children are taught: look before crossing the place where traffic is.

Children who cannot yet reliably follow such rule should not be...
10-01-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

On the contrary, I ride all over the place on...

On the contrary, I ride all over the place on streets that are wonderful for cycling.

The ones that aren't are those that are:

A) Too narrow to begin with

or

B) Were wide enough, but were...
09-30-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

Your argument is with reality then. The fact...

Your argument is with reality then.

The fact is that the world is not safe for children who do not look before crossing the street to cross streets without supervision.

There's a reason there's...
09-30-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

There are countless aspects of the world which...

There are countless aspects of the world which are quite safe when used according to their rules of usage, and quite dangerous when used otherwise. We don't permit children to access those parts...
09-30-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

On the contrary, the solution to road safety is...

On the contrary, the solution to road safety is most definitely NOT TAKING AWAY THE VERY SPACE ON WHICH CYCLIST RELY.

But it's good that you brought up the "baits into a false sense of security"...
09-30-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

Narrowing streets, adidng curb bumpouts, etc...

Narrowing streets, adidng curb bumpouts, etc unfortunately makes cycling in safe cooperation with other traffic much harder.

And "limiting visibily" is exactly what you do if you're purposely...
09-30-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

What is 8 year old bicycle speed? We can't know...

What is 8 year old bicycle speed? We can't know how fast the victim was going at this time, but my very current experience riding with 8 year olds is that they go anywhere from 5 to 14 mph, depending...
09-29-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By UniChris

This is obviously a tragedy, but to say anything...

This is obviously a tragedy, but to say anything meaningful about it, we need to know the actual details and timing of what happened, and consider them in light of the relevant actual laws.
...
09-08-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 835
Posted By UniChris

It turns out to indeed be easier to brace your...

It turns out to indeed be easier to brace your arms and absorb some of your own movement into an object in front of you on which you've applied a brake, than it is to hold the movement of something...
09-06-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 835
Posted By UniChris

Maybe, and I thought about that. But there's also...

Maybe, and I thought about that. But there's also the issue of the inward facing side needing guarding. And plastic guards can break..

Ultimately though it's probably an engineering exercise...
09-06-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,079
Posted By UniChris

Blame for that typically needs to be shared - on...

Blame for that typically needs to be shared - on the one hand, there are plenty of road layouts that are extremely hostile to local residents on foot, for example routing a major arterial between...
09-06-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By UniChris

I don't love those bollards, but the intentional...

I don't love those bollards, but the intentional multiple murder rental truck ramming spree on the Hudson River Greenway a number of years back did illustrate one argument for them, when backed up by...
09-06-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 835
Posted By UniChris

The concern was specifically a non-occupant...

The concern was specifically a non-occupant child. Either the barely self-mobile older sibling of the one in the stroller, or the kid who's getting to the point where they demand to walk some, but...
09-05-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 835
Posted By UniChris

Not realistic for a product specifically intended...

Not realistic for a product specifically intended to be used in the presence of toddlers just staring to discover the world.

Should parents be teaching babies not to put their heads through...
08-30-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,632
Posted By UniChris

One of the things that does tend to happen for...

One of the things that does tend to happen for similar reasons is a truck initially pulling left, before turning right.

This can easily confuse cyclists - even adults can misread it, but it's...
08-30-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By UniChris

Post #31...

Post #31 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22604303-post31.html) indicates that the custody thing was mis-reporting, so we can stop speculating about the meaning of something that didn't happen.
08-29-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,358
Posted By UniChris

It's not uncommon for regional highways (original...

It's not uncommon for regional highways (original meaning of the word vs "limited access highway" that's usually, though not always prohibited) that have a decent shoulder much of their way to have...
08-29-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By UniChris

Please consult a dictionary, as you are simply...

Please consult a dictionary, as you are simply wrong about the meaning of the word.

The minute you insist on misusing words, you cease to be able to have a meaningful conversation with those who...
08-29-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By UniChris

I think you kind of missed the point of my post,...

I think you kind of missed the point of my post, even while having a base agreement on riding mechanics.

The point was that the situational requirements of behavior need to be clearly communicated...
08-29-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,632
Posted By UniChris

Try actually looking at the picture of where this...

Try actually looking at the picture of where this happened.

Your proposed barrier would have to have nearly as much percentage of gap for each commercial driveway, as it could barrier.

And each...
08-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,113
Posted By UniChris

Something I wish got more attention is that the...

Something I wish got more attention is that the details of how motorists passing cyclists is actually supposed to work a fairly undefined grey area.

At best, drivers are told what they can't do....
08-29-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,358
Posted By UniChris

While riding well out in the lane when no one is...

While riding well out in the lane when no one is around is great for visibility, moving over when a car approaches behind is indeed often reasonable, but you have to judge that on a case by case...
08-29-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,632
Posted By UniChris

That does nothing to prevent crashes with turning...

That does nothing to prevent crashes with turning motor vehicles, because there has to be a gap in the barrier at every turning opportunity

Actually, a barrier may make such crashes more likely,...
08-26-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, notice the rider on the left in the...

Indeed, notice the rider on the left in the preview has both feet at the same level, indicating his feet are not on functional pedals. nevermind, turns out he's actually scootering with he left foot...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By UniChris

I don't have the familiarity with conditions...

I don't have the familiarity with conditions there that you are seeking, but my general suggestion would be that if you want to ride efficiently, you create a route track on something like ride with...
08-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 295,995
Posted By UniChris

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Multiple Treks!

Mine is the one in the background, doing...
07-18-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,828
Posted By UniChris

I was going to convert a 90's MTB to a "gravel...

I was going to convert a 90's MTB to a "gravel bike" but finally just ended up buying a proper one.

Problem is, I'm not willing to lock up my "nice" "new" bike at the store, and having a properly...
07-09-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,242
Posted By UniChris

That rumble strip is stupid. What does it...

That rumble strip is stupid.

What does it prevent, someone running off into the prarie?

And an idiot running off the road into precisly nothing is a public safety problem, exactly how?

Near...
07-07-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,096
Posted By UniChris

Take a closer look and you'll see that there's a...

Take a closer look and you'll see that there's a stop line marking where the lead cyclist should wait.

They are just beyond that (their front tire contact patch is just past it) and they are in a...
07-07-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,096
Posted By UniChris

To my eye, the cyclist starts moving when the...

To my eye, the cyclist starts moving when the light changes, but then hesitates upon seeing that they're being violated by the truck driver.

Unfortunately, the cyclist doesn't have an complete...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By UniChris

YET AGAIN YOU MISSTATE THE ISSUE. It is not...

YET AGAIN YOU MISSTATE THE ISSUE.

It is not Groton Long Point or Noank which is off-limits, it is Mumford Cove.

Either Haley Farm, or the school driveways, or Fort Hill itself (which is no big...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By UniChris

Had opportunity to try and it is now possible (at...

Had opportunity to try and it is now possible (at least on a holiday weekend when school is out) to bypass the road climb of Fort Hill by going in the driveway of Grasso Tech and climbing that to the...
06-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,517
Posted By UniChris

I don't think that's how it's used. Rather,...

I don't think that's how it's used.

Rather, I'd say that a "cyclist" is someone who's developing some understanding, skills and capabilities to use a bike well.

Vs a "person on a bike" who...
06-17-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,223
Posted By UniChris

I'm unconvinced on the whole self-driving car...

I'm unconvinced on the whole self-driving car concept, but one thing I keep hoping we do get out of it is having to put the actual rules of the road in written form so that they can be followed...
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