Rise in cycling accidents triggers crackdown in Sausalito
Article Launched: 04/12/2008 11:33:23 PM PDT
An increasing number of bicycle accidents in Sausalito has officials concerned about safety as police write tickets and conduct stings to slow riders who fly through the city.
While most drivers coming to Marin zoom past Sausalito on Highway 101, the city is the gateway for bicyclists who ride north over the Golden Gate Bridge, down Alexander Avenue and onto busy Bridgeway, where cars, pedestrians and bicyclists mix.
"There are places where you get wedged up between moving cars and parked cars, and there are pedestrians," said Ken Eichstaedt, who has been riding through the city to his job in San Francisco for the past 17 years. "You have to be aware when you ride in Sausalito."
But, increasingly, riders are unaware or don't care...