I know this seems to be a highly debated topic.
I will be riding an adult tricycle with a built in child seat - and for most part riding on the road.
Near the main section of my small city however there is one particularly heavy intersection I will have to cross to get to a grocery store (almost always 4-6 cars in each lane during the day). One hazard of this intersection is that where you have to merge with the left hand turn lane, there is another small road merging with the intersection to the left. In addition there is a large building at the entrance of the intersection blocking the view of the cars that are merging from that small road.
Normally when I drive by car I am very cautious merging into that left hand lane as there is often someone trying to get into the intersection from that other small road and I know they can't see me.
Anyways.. I'm just trying to figure out what is safer in this case, since I will be transporting a child with me.
As I see it I have 3 choices.
(1) Ride like a vehicle in this intersection, just being extra extra careful.
(2) I can go an alternative rout altogether, but that would require me to go through more busy intersections (but none of them have extra roads merging with blocked views)
(3) I can use the sidewalk - going really slow or dismounting and walking across.
Just wondering what people would pick if you where transporting a child on a fairly large tricycle?
The conventional dogma seems to suggest that sidewalks have more danger since cars are not expecting you, but being new to biking i'm not sure.