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Old 02-24-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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More carnage on the weekend and this past week with a mix of pedestrians and cyclists getting killed.

Is it just too dangerous to either walk or ride anywhere on these roads?

Or was it just an unfortunate string of bad luck for a few individuals, may they rest in peace?


Bicyclist killed while crossing Port Richey road | Tampa Bay Times

89-year-old pedestrian killed in Holiday | Tampa Bay Times

Mother killed, child injured trying to cross Night Heron Road in Land O'Lakes | Tampa Bay Times
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Yes, they are.

When I want to ride my bicycle, I take my bike, in my car, to a local pinellas trail entrance and get on the trail there.

Riding your bike on the roadways around here is a deathwish.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Yes. Florida as a whole is not pedestrian/bicyclist friendly.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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Yes. I love my bicycles (I own four) and ride every day. But I stay right in my neighborhood. If I do go a bit outside I have to ride on the sidewalks for a bit because the bike path is a teeny little lane on the 7 lane race-track known as US 41. I can't tell you how many accidents with pedestrians, bicycles, etc happen. I love my Florida, but it is probably one of, if not THE most dangerous state in the country when it comes to this.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Doesn't St. Pete have some bike lanes? Don't know how extensive they are though. They even had 'segregated lanes' as opposed to incredibly lethal general American way of putting them between parked cars and fast traffic.

St. Petersburg Segregated Bike Lane Photos
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Yes, they are too dangerous. My older kids ride on our very quiet street and a couple streets over. My husband sometimes rides on the Pinellas trail. That's it. I wouldn't ride on any of the main roads around here. People seem to get hit on a daily basis.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Doesn't St. Pete have some bike lanes? Don't know how extensive they are though. They even had 'segregated lanes' as opposed to incredibly lethal general American way of putting them between parked cars and fast traffic.
St. Pete has bike lanes all over the place, but the vast majority of them are just the typical narrow path at the edge of the road. No separation. Do you know where that pic is from? I don't think I've ever seen those, but maybe I just wasn't paying attention.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Macao
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St. Pete has bike lanes all over the place, but the vast majority of them are just the typical narrow path at the edge of the road. No separation. Do you know where that pic is from? I don't think I've ever seen those, but maybe I just wasn't paying attention.
Those former types are lethal and deadly. Unfortunately, plentiful as well. Throughout China, they have the segregated bike lanes, it's so much easier to be on bikes there.

Regarding that picture, just picked it off the web, and refernced the site. Don't know where it's location is at in St. Pete though. That's too bad its the exception, and not more of a standard.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: St Pete
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I suspect it is 1st ave S between 1st and 2nd street.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Yes, crazy drivers here. Impatient, fast, intolerant and distracted. Stay in separated pathways for more safety.
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