Was this on the trail or did it involve a car? I hate all those driveways down there, especially for the less experienced riders who may not be as observant since they are “on a trail”. I hope the rider’s ok.
…well at least the injuries shouldnt be life threatening then (except for head). I know a very experienced cyclist who is on this board who had an accident down there just after the trail opened – his handlebar got caught in the fencing and he went down rather hard so maybe that’s what happened with this cyclist.
Uggh! I’ve never been a fan of that cattle chute since it opened. I see people ride through there and make dangerous passes way faster than what that section realistically allows, particularly during peak periods. Best wishes to the injured rider.
I’ve said for many years that in the future people will be talking about trail widening projects like people talk about highway widening projects. Congestion and safety issues usually prompt highway widening. Just a bit of insight…
Good point Scott. When we have a four lane bike trail, we can expect the pathatheltes blowing down the trail at 30mph and getting upset when somebody wobbles into their fast lane and causes an accident
Well, the answer to that is the analog of what we’re being handed now.
First thing we do is take back lanes. Road diets all over the place. Pretty much any four-lane street can get along very nicely with two lanes. Example: Liberty Avenue through the Strip. Perry Highway through Ross and McCandless Twps. McKnight down from six to four. Fifth and Forbes their whole length. Penn Ave east of East Liberty.
Second, with all that pavement now available as bike lanes, we tell all the motorists that they should use get off the streets and the parallel expressway, if available.
Not sure if it is related to this or not, but in the same area, so I figured I’d tag along on this thread.
While riding that section tonight, I noticed there is a big section of fencing that appears to have possibly been hit from the Sandcastle parking lot side. The fencing is bulging out pretty badly into the pathway there, and could cause a problem during more congested periods.