Vulnerable on the Open Road: Five pro cyclists reflect on bike safety

Video produced in conjunction with People for Bikes.  It gives a good, non-confrontational look at views from five different pro cyclists about riding a bike on the open road.  It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time to view and share with your friends… those that ride and those that don’t.

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2 thoughts on “Vulnerable on the Open Road: Five pro cyclists reflect on bike safety

  • September 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Some good insights tossed in with hogwash. Since a bicycle is not a vehicle, you shouldn't mimic motorists. You should cross when everyone else has a red light, remain right of solid white fog/parking line except to establish presence and sight lines in presence of other traffic, slow at stop signs, take to gore areas and sidewalks when otherwise unsafe on roadway, and use all of road and best pavement in absence of vehicular traffic.

    A very good analysis of cyclists' sense of vulnerabiltiy, besides my own, was written by Dave Horton in article "Fear of Cycling".

    I especially appreciate his point about seat belts, which made motorists "think" they were safer but translated into unsafe driving practices visited upon cyclists and pedestrians, like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.


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