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Originally Posted by chrischross
Vancouver's not that bad, and arguably a lot safer than SE PDX since there's nowhere near the level of traffic. Granted, I'm on the west side, which has quiet residential neighborhoods and pretty well defined routes. I can imagine the east side, with all of its new suburban sprawl being pretty bad.
Good point. I'm pretty sure the OP of the A&S thread is on the east side - and she's only been cycling regularly for a year. (and not
in East Vancouver) Were I in her shoes, I would be feeling pretty intimidated.
Actually, when I was around her age, I was riding around suburban Detroit. Frankly, it's a wonder I'm still alive.
No bike lanes. They don't even have shoulders there anymore....
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