Seth wrote:The ones that seem the worst to me are the casual cyclists who have no concept of their place on the street. The sidewalk is not where you're supposed to be! It's not even as safe as you might think it is!
I always start on the street, but I switch to the sidewalk after the 2nd or 3rd car nearly shoves my bike tire into the open curb-style sewers. Â When my pedal grazes your tire, you are TOO CLOSE. Â When I can stick my elbow out and hit the side of your car, you are TOO CLOSE. Â The sidewalk in these situations seems to be the safer option. Â That said, I salivate for expanded bike lanes on Leavenworth.