I'm back from Cape Cod. It rained every day but 2. We went to the beach on one of those days and Provincetown the other. P-town is a trip and I highly recommend going there if you ever are on the Cape.
I saw a lot of cyclists on CC, but something kinda strange, nearly every last one of them was riding on the sidewalk. I would guess 99%. Traffic is bad on the Cape, but I took my bike last year and found the cars ok with cyclists. I am interested in the proportion of cylcists who ride on the sidewalk vs the street. I'm thinking of doing an analysis of the risks of cycling on the sidewalk. I know that some researchers have found that sidewalk riding is more dangerous, but I am VERY sceptical about those findings. A very imposrtant consideration is the prevalence of sidewalk vs street riders in doing this research.
Are any of you intersted in formally counting sidewalk vs street riders in your city/commute? Of the top of your head, what proportion do you THINK ride on the sidewalk vs the street on your commute?