So I read an article that was telling me that I am safer being on the road in traffic rather than driving on the sidewalk. This is slightly confusing to me. I would think a sidewalk (encountering 1-4 people on the ride tops) would be safer than on the road.
I am about to begin bike commuting and just want to clear it up where I should be.
Driving in the middle of traffic. It would be slow moving all three miles until I hit the bike trail that takes me to my job.
Driving on the sidewalk, Driving against traffic 90% of the way (other side doesn't have a sidewalk the whole way). Driving this road not much traffic is coming against anyway (everyone heading to the city to go to work. Every morning I see maybe 4-5 people if any on the sidewalk. There is about 2 crosswalks that would be tricky but I know to "walk" these not ride them. A large amont of the sidewalk has a decent grass patch separating it form the road.
So anyone care to she some insight?