I always freewheel my way through stop signs listening and looking for oncoming traffic. If I see a car approaching I will break, not necessarily come to a full stop mind you and make eye contact with the driver. I don't follow the rules to the tee but when I take risks they're always calculated, sort of like a pedestrian not crossing at an intersection but in the middle of the block somewhere.Claudio14 said:http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/gre..._shared_the_road_cyclists_would_be_safer.html
This is a good article which most of us can relate to!
So, as vehicles, bikes have to obey road signs and traffic patterns just as cars do.Bella English said:Under state law, bicycles are considered vehicles and have just as much right to the road as cars.
So, "Dave" should have followed the sings- I doubt the sings said "blocked for only cars, bikes may proceed". The lanes aren't blocked off for nothing- they are blocked of to protect vehicles and pedestrians from construction hazards.he was approaching a small construction site - the right lane blocked off to cars; perfect for biking
Well, if he is sooooo smart, he should know that bikes belong on roads that ARE NOT BLOCKED OFF, and he should follow detour routes, not just go whatever way he pleases.Dave, a smart guy, knows that bikes belong on the road, not on the sidewalk.