On Tensions between bicyclists, drivers
Hey there hongkongexpat. How about I come to your place and steal your bike. I'm sure you wouldn't have any problem with that since you know that everybody breaks laws anyway. And by the way, I am a road biker too, but I am not too lazy or arrogant to unclip when I need to.
Frogger and Janesvilliean, you are both incorrect. Bikes can take up a lane or ride 2 abreast as long as they don’t impede traffic. Here’s the Wisconsin statute: 346.80 Riding bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device on roadway. (1) In this section, “substandardwidth lane” means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle orelectric personal assistive mobility device and a motor vehicle totravel safely side by side within the lane.(2) (a) Any person operating a bicycle or electric personalassistive mobility device upon a roadway at less than the normalspeed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions thenexisting shall ride as close as practicable to the right−hand edgeor curb of the unobstructed traveled roadway, including operatorswho are riding 2 or more abreast where permitted under sub. (3),except:1. When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceedingin the same direction.2. When preparing for a left turn or U−turn at an intersectionor a left turn into a private road or driveway.3. When reasonably necessary to avoid unsafe conditions,including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles,pedestrians, animals, surface hazards or substandard width lanesthat make it unsafe to ride along the right−hand edge or curb.
Greg, I agree with your post of 12:22 pm. The comments of jcommon and some others are proof that motorists and bicyclists alike do not know the law. Here’s a link to Wisconsin Rules of the Road: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes...
On Watch out for those motorcycles!
Gazettefan, please provide a link to the statistic on Nam vets getting crippled on motorcycles.
Between 2002 and 2006, there were 185 documented vehicle crashes involvingbicyclists or pedestrians in Janesville. Eighty-four (45%) of these crashes involved acyclist, and 101 (55%) involved a pedestrian. Missing data, such as who is typicallyinvolved in a crash (children or adults), or what time of day crashes occur, did not allowfor the creation of detailed statistics. Source: Janesville Safe Routes to School Plan (2010).
Janesvillean you are not totally correct. Bicycles must stop at lights and signs just as a motorist must do. Here’s the exception: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehi....Also, it is unlawful to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in Janesville under certain conditions. This is covered in Ordinance 10.64.080.
On Would you ever bike to work?
When I was working, I rode my bike to work nearly every day if the temperature was 50 degrees or above. My trip was about 3 miles one way. Now that I am retired, I still ride my bike as much as possible to run errands, get a haircut, etc. Frogger is correct though; there are too many motorists out there that have no respect for bikes. There are bikers as well that don’t adhere to traffic laws. In my opinion, Janesville is not at all bike friendly. Few businesses have bike racks. The city leaders do not promote bicycling at all. Here is the one of the greatest secrets in Janesville: The month of May is national Bike Month, the week of May 13-17 is Bike to Work Week, and May 17 is Bike to Work Day. May 8 is Bike to School Day. Janesville could learn a lot about biking from the city of LaCrosse.
On Janesville parks remain off-limits to dogs in summer
Twerp13 said: We all pay taxes, we all should have equal access to the trails.
Twerp, YOU DO have equal access. I doubt if anyone has said you can’t use the trails. Just because you can’t have your dog on the trail doesn’t mean you don’t have equal access. That is not a valid argument.
On Janesville businesses help chip in for local charity causes
Kudos to these businesses and their employees!
On Loud pipes and Bible verses: Christian motorcyclists meet in Delavan
tikiman1, were you there and actually observed illegal exhaust modifications, or is this some stigma you have of all motorcylists?
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