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    Front Page Story!

    about the hazards of cycling and the potential for commuting in the biggest little city close to where I live:

    http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

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    Very interesting. I know very little about your region. Do you think that what they're proposing will help the situation?
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    How would a bike lane helped prevent the driver from pulling out in front of the cyclist?

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    Did the cyclist have a green light?

    (Somebody had to ask it. Just taking my turn...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI
    How would a bike lane helped prevent the driver from pulling out in front of the cyclist?
    True.
    I'm a proponent of bike lanes/paths and other facilities but I, like you, don't see how a bike lane would have prevented someone from pulling out in front of the cyclist. Other than the idea that a known and visible bike lane would make motorists aware that a cyclist is likely to be there in the first place, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauraspark
    about the hazards of cycling and the potential for commuting in the biggest little city close to where I live:

    http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
    Laura, I see where you're coming from. I want to encourage you that you can ride a bike, even if sometimes someone gets hurt. Bikes are still a great way to get around, and so much fun.
    No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrooking
    Did the cyclist have a green light?

    (Somebody had to ask it. Just taking my turn...)
    From google satellite photo, Greenville Loop Road, Wilmington, NC looks to be a 2 lane road with mostly T intersections to cul-de-sacs and driveways. It is unlikely to have signal lights except at the 2 ends of the loop (one T intersection might be worth a traffic signal, but I could not see any shadows which would lead me to believe a signal is there).

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