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Old 10-29-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Also wouldn't bike lanes in theory increase the bike score?The bikes lanes issue is pretty complex when it involves taking away lanes. It's not as easy as just throwing bike lanes on every super busy road, or not putting them in at all anywhere. There's always pros and cons. While it's nice in theory it doesn't always work, but I'm all for different transportation modes and have just started biking to work actually. Any suggestions on an easy route from downtown to midtown? Like 8th and Piedmont/Myrtle to the Luckie and Cone? I've been staying the in the east midtown neighborhoods til 4th to avoid busy streets, but it's not easy after that.
8th to Argonne, south on Argonne to Central Park Place, then west on Baker. Or just go Peachtree.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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8th to Argonne, south on Argonne to Central Park Place, then west on Baker. Or just go Peachtree.
Yeah, I've been doing Peachtree, only got beeped at once, haha. I didn't do anything wrong, I think cars just didn't like me being there.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Yeah, I've been doing Peachtree, only got beeped at once, haha. I didn't do anything wrong, I think cars just didn't like me being there.
Then I would just ignore the drivers. They are going to beep at you regardless because they get annoyed by cyclist.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Unfortunately, most cyclists tend to ignore the rules of the road.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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You may be right. I will keep my eyes opened for cyclists.

I respect cyclists and used to bike to work myself sometimes (though it was only a couple of miles). Still, I'm inclined to think we should prioritize pedestrians over cyclists at this point. There are bound to be a lot more walkers than bikers.
I think it very much depends on the neighborhood. Buckhead, West Paces, you won't see many cyclists. Decatur, Virginia-Highlands, there are quite a few.

And 100% agree with the sentiment that fear of aggressive drivers is what keeps some cyclists off the road.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Unfortunately, most cyclists tend to ignore the rules of the road.
Whilst 'most' car drivers never do...
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Whilst 'most' car drivers never do...
Yup. Dat double standard.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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For those that don't think a lot of people commute via biking, go look at all the bikes on Edgewood/Auburn ave or Hosea L. Williams Drive during rush hour.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Yup. Dat double standard.
Unfortunately, cars weigh a couple of tons, bikes don't. Unfortunately, pissing off the driver of a car is not a good thing to do.

On a related note, I noticed this morning how many dedicated bike paths there are in N. Fulton, S. Forsyth and adjacent Gwinnett. Cycling is much safer and convenient in the 'burbs than in town.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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Cycling is much safer and convenient in the 'burbs than in town.
I disagree. Sure they have a few paths in some places, but as a whole they have a lot more roads with less bike path coverage. Trying to get around between McMansions and strip malls on a bike on a 6 lane highways is not pleasant. But Peachtree city is a good example of how it can work well in the burbs (Assuming you don't need to leave PTC).
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