This is something i'm frightened of. Touring with your bike amongst all other traffic. I'm glad we have got seperated streets for bikes, especially outside town. I think you are used to it, driving near the cars. Arethere many accidents with bikes in your neigbourhood?
I would be scared to ride on a highway like this, but not side streets. Not a cyclist myself, so I'm not so confident to ride like these guys. Cheers to their bravery. In NY cyclists are a political force and have pushed the city to put in bike lanes: cyclists are very vigilant that motorists don't double park (a NY unofficial entitlement) in their lanes. I believe there are accidents between bikers and motorists, but haven't read of any recently. I've taken pictures of the Alley Cat Race, which is the unofficial or alegal bike-messengers race in Manhattan. It's funny because the object is to either be the first or last team to finish. Only a few opted to be first most wanted to be last. They had to hit certain points through out lower Manhattan in which ever order they choose. One part they had to take the Staten Island Ferry, lock their bikes near the South Ferry, got a free beer on board, had to disembark and get back on. One messenger came from Zürich, another from San Francisco. I went along with a journalist friend and a photojournalist.
I believe that rollerbladers get into more accidents. That would scare me.
Cheers from the former Breukelen.
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