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    Injury and fatal accident study by ADOT

    I found this interesting. Thought I would share...

    One study concerning injury and fatal accidents conducted by ADOT, as reported in this article, found that;
    Half involved a bike or motorist failing to yield, with cars twice as often to blame as bikes.
    Half occurred when a car was turning right and half when a bike traveled counter to traffic.
    One third involved a bicycle on the sidewalk

    Entire article Arizona bike-safety plan aimed at cutting fatalities

    Flag police report: “Be a Roll Model” FLAGSTAFF BIKING ORGANIZATION and Flagstaff PD

    I live in Flagstaff and have seen both cars and bikes to blame. One thing that really gets me is almost getting hit by someone on a bike, when I'm walking on the sidewalk. I see people riding bikes against traffic on both San Francisco and Beaver. I see people biking in the road, when there is a perfectly good, and safer, urban trail 5 feet away from them.

    But with all the people that have had contact with a car while on their bike in the last couple months, I can see why the sidewalk bike traffic has increased.

    Flagstaff is considered a Bike Friendly City, that doesn't mean you can ride your bike anywhere you like, you might end up getting hit by a car. And no matter who had the "right of way," the car usually wins.

    "I don't walk in the bike lane, so don't ride on the sidewalk" by Me.
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    i still think "i don't swim in your toilet, so you don't pee in my pool" is a bit catchier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdss View Post
    I found this interesting. Thought I would share...

    One study concerning injury and fatal accidents conducted by ADOT, as reported in this article, found that;
    Half involved a bike or motorist failing to yield, with cars twice as often to blame as bikes.
    Half occurred when a car was turning right and half when a bike traveled counter to traffic.
    One third involved a bicycle on the sidewalk

    Entire article Arizona bike-safety plan aimed at cutting fatalities

    Flag police report: “Be a Roll Model” FLAGSTAFF BIKING ORGANIZATION and Flagstaff PD

    I live in Flagstaff and have seen both cars and bikes to blame. One thing that really gets me is almost getting hit by someone on a bike, when I'm walking on the sidewalk. I see people riding bikes against traffic on both San Francisco and Beaver. I see people biking in the road, when there is a perfectly good, and safer, urban trail 5 feet away from them.

    But with all the people that have had contact with a car while on their bike in the last couple months, I can see why the sidewalk bike traffic has increased.

    Flagstaff is considered a Bike Friendly City, that doesn't mean you can ride your bike anywhere you like, you might end up getting hit by a car. And no matter who had the "right of way," the car usually wins.

    "I don't walk in the bike lane, so don't ride on the sidewalk" by Me.
    In Sedona I choose to ride on the SIDEWALK on 89A and 179. 179 has a bike lane and with 4 million tourist coming to Sedona every year a LARGE percentage are enjoying the great views rather than looking for a rider on the road they are driving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    In Sedona I choose to ride on the SIDEWALK on 89A and 179. 179 has a bike lane and with 4 million tourist coming to Sedona every year a LARGE percentage are enjoying the great views rather than looking for a rider on the road they are driving on.

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    I'm with you there. I watch too many people driving down the bike lanes to trust them. 89A, forget it, there isn't enough room for a bike and again too many people looking at all the purdy rocks.
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