It is 13 miles to work. Most of the way I usually go is 4 lane city streets with traffic pretty busted up by stop lights. Some are downtown streets iwth parking on both sides. 30 years ago I rode everywhere and was never worried about getting hit. It may be becasue I am older but I have cut back my commutes to one day a week. I also jog and work out in other ways, but I would like to ride to work at least 3 days per week and possibly more. I am not completely adverse to risk, but I like to keep it reasonable. Is it reasonably safe to commute to work in city traffic? I just drove my pickup over to get my kids and the lady in the car beside me was texting while driving. There are bike lanes but they are difficult to get to and cars seem to buzz me more when I am in hte lane. I think I perfer to be in traffic. I also follow "almost" all traffic laws. I know no one can answer this for me, but.... all things considered, is commuting worth the risk, at least for you?