I've noticed that the culture around Minneapolis has gotten a lot better since there are now more bikes than ever. If there are more bikers in the rural/suburban areas, then things would improve.Andy OlsonJul 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM
I think the single best thing that could happen for sharing the road would be for all drivers to try riding a bike on the road.
Make it part of mandatory drivers education. I'm a biker and driver, and I know that how I drive is influenced by being a vulnerable roadway user.ScottJul 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM
My only complaint is that when riding is that my fellow cyclists don't realize they also need to look behind as well. Say, on the Greenway, which has a wider path, riders will be in the center of the lane, which makes it difficult for riders to pass...Pedestrians and cyclists need to stay to the right...and like when in a vehicle, look behind before leaving your line. ThrdMnJul 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM
20 years ago, I was crossing a bike lane on campus on foot (about a four-step distance) and got hit by a cyclist.
Blew out my ACL and required surgery. And I've been scared lots of times since then when hiking on combo pedestrian/cyclist paths, even though I try to always walk on the right.
Cyclists scare me like cars scare cyclists.TracyJul 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM