Today was my first day back on my road bike since the fatal accident on Bear Cut Bridge nearly three months ago. I don’t think I could have picked a worse day to ride my bicycle on the Rickenbacker Causeway; the Sony Erickson women’s semi-finals.
Here’s what I observed this morning:
- Hundreds of people riding bicycles
- Average speed of cars 45-50mph
- About 10 cars doing at least 65 mph
- A motorcycle doing about 75 mph
- A police car (department will remain nameless) overtake another car in the right hand lane while encroaching the bike lane going about 70 mph before the Rickenbacker Bridge. This was a non-emergency, illegal pass; the police cruiser did not have lights on.
- At least 5-6 cars cut me off as they accelerate in order to overtake me so they could make a right hand turn.
- A cyclist riding against traffic
- Safety cones encroaching the bicycle lane rather than encroaching or being placed in the travel lanes to calm down traffic
- My Thursday evening bike ride on the Rickenbacker Causeway
- Just another Sunday morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway
- Just Another Saturday Morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway…
- Time to stop playing politics on the Rickenbacker Causeway, every Sunday should be a ciclovia on the Rickenbacker.
- Why Bicyclists Keep Dying on the Rickenbacker Causeway
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