Prayers, to the fallen bike rider. Please remember to Share The Road with those on Bikes. My experience is often the edge of the road is very thin in our rural communities, often allowing only inches to ride ones bike.
We need wider striping along our roadways for bikes and there is a clear need for bikes lanes in our Mother Lode Communities.
We also need drivers to exercise common sense while operating their vehicles.
mrtop is right, our bike lanes are very narrow, and the few we do have are also very dirty; covered in dirt, broken glass, nails, tall weeds and various other road debris, making it necessary to ride in the street outside the bike lane in places.
Well,then why dont you pay for the wider roads?They cant even repair the roads now,for cars to drive on!Seems to me lack of attentiveness was the culprit here,doubtful a wider lane would have prevented it
Took a recent trip down the coast of Oregon and there were tons of bicycle riders in their wonderful bikes lanes. Even a couple with their little ones (18 mo and 4 years) in their bike seat attachments traveling with their parents and camping. Oregon has GREAT bike lanes! Would be nice if California could do the same but we barely can keep the roads paved!
kew....i think that is really asking too much.
This is sad. I hope the biker recovers completely.
Wiping your face while driving? So you can't SEE? Why not drive at night with no headlights on? That's about the same thing.
The driver is going to be charged with involuntary manslaughter? Right?
Wait a second!! he "took of his shirt"? while driving??? liar liar pants on fire!!
Hope the bicycle rider recovers completely. Wish we had bike lanes. Do bicycles pay license fees like cars?
That would help, but it too would be wasted by the state
This is a sad story and scary cause the roads are narrow
It's not that they CAN'T repair the roads, they just don't. They'd rather waste money on retarded projects like the youth prison or the duplicate highway.
California used to have the best roads and highways in the nation. Then the liberals and their give-a-way and cater to the illegals programs came into power and now the state is almost bankrupt. Remember the dirt roads of the past, well, hmmmmmmmmm.
Wider roads? I agree with bike lanes in higher populated areas....but the highways? Are not taxes high enough...where do you think the money will come from? Of course people will think what about the cost of the high speed train, let's reduce State worker benefits and pay, "cut the fat". But the reality is it will be more taxes.
I guess it was only a matter of time before someone blamed it on a random mexican. Good grief.
mountainman was correct: lack of attention. You ever take your shirt off wile driving without taking off your seatbelt. Neat trick.
Oregon has a lot of things we don't have, like higher property taxes.
mountainman and onward.....We should ALL pay for bike lanes. There are hidden costs to NOT having a pedestrian friendly community. Hidden costs include health care due to an obese population, pollution due to the inconvenience of clean air friendly alternative forms of transportation (bikes, walking, etc.)
Best wishes to the injured biker.
All for a second of time...another life is wiped.
all for a second of time...
all for a second of time..
is perspective lost.
why? in a hurry?
Where does a hurry ever get anyone but ?
I manage to read a few books a day...go to my day job...
write..and make a nuisance...etc.
I must plan:)
I know..stop planning..
let's start the downward spiral of self destructive behavior and watch the academics and govt applaud:)
sierra14,maybe in the city,YOU can pay for em,I am not.I pay for what I use now,and as said,its not being taken care of.Your rich so have at it
You nailed it Tuslog !!!
For those who apparently require a list of things not to do to safely operate a motor vehicle, please add dressing or undressing to texting and putting on your make up.
I bet $100 sierra14 is an obama fan
I cringe when I see a bicyclist going up Hwy 4...it is dangerous at there are not any bike lanes, just the shoulder which can have many hazards on them. A few years ago a big bike race came through here and it didn't go well. they wanted to come back the next year if Calaveras County improved thier road shoulders, etc....I wonder what happened and where they went? no money for road repair let alone maintaining a non existant bike lane.
Most riders are very careful up here but some think they can be in the middle of the road...not a smart place to be.
On a more positive note, I did read in a local print newspaper that the bicyclist is recovering well and that this is the second time he has experienced a similar accident. A fortunate man indeed although I don't think I'd tempt fate a third time and perhaps take up a sport not limited to our local roads!
tks for reporting that. Second time? O my God!:(
That's just awful.
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