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Old 08-10-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Does everyone here typically ride on sidewalks when bicycling or do you just bike on the road with the cars and obey the traffic laws?



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Old 08-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Does everyone here typically ride on sidewalks when bicycling or do you just bike on the road with the cars and obey the traffic laws?
A little of both. Mostly I stick to the roads, but in certain instances, the sidewalk is a better choice.


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Old 08-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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on the road and obeying the laws. 15+ mph on a sidewalk is asking for flat tires, messed up wheels, and a really good chance at going over the handlebars. While riding on sidewalks you are a danger to pedestrians, plus drivers are less likely to notice cyclists on sidewalks which makes intersections and driveways extremely dangerous.

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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Kinda depends on where and what i am riding.

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Old 08-11-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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Mostly road but I will hit the sidewalk when it's the safer option.

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Old 08-12-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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Mostly road but I will hit the sidewalk when it's the safer option.
I agree.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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Mostly road but I will hit the sidewalk when it's the safer option.
I'm in agreement here.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:36 AM   #8
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There are some streets in this town that are 'ride at your own risk' deadly, so I'll take the sidewalk for them. It has the added bonus that only about 50 people walk anywhere here, and 5 of them live with ME.

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:00 AM   #9
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Does everyone here typically ride on sidewalks when bicycling or do you just bike on the road with the cars and obey the traffic laws?
Road only. Too many chances for an accident on the sidewalk.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:46 AM   #10
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Re: Sidewalks

Only on the sidewalk when it is part of a trail or absolutely necessary. Is perfectly legal in Indy provided you yield to pedestrians. In Indiana, is a city-by-city ordinance.



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