So many posters have complained that bike paths and intersections tend to be a deadly mixture, but honestly I am not finding this to be true. In concept it may be true, but in practice motorists seem more aware of bikes on the bike path than they are of bikes anywhere else on the road.
Whenever I come to an intersection they have already seen me approach and are waving me through as I arrive. I can never stop. They won't let me. I feel guilty about it sometimes.
Whenever I try to make a left from the street to get on the bike path they'll stop and wave me through as well. They all seem to know that's where the bike path is, that's where the bikes are, and they seem really happy to help me get there.
This happens in Ojai and in Santa Barbara, and believe me the Ojai bike path has so much more potential for trouble. But trouble just doesn't materialize. That's not to say all are perfect. They recenly built a doozy that I'm sure won't work out so well.
So I kinda wonder now what all the fuss is about. Is it always so bad? Does anybody who actually uses a bike path see the same thing? If not, why do you suppose this is?