2 letters to the editor expressing safety concerns between pedestrians and cyclists on a busy MUP.
I commute on this trail every day to/from work. Naturally in the mornings and all Winter there is never an issue with over crowding competing users. But Spring through Fall in the early evenings I sometimes find it tough to make my way through all the people out for evening strolls. I've learned to be patient and pass only when it is safe and at a slow speed.Bike-Force Trauma
A Cyclist and a Walker: Two Distinct Perspectives On One Bloody Collision on the Capital Crescent Trail
Sunday, April 8, 2007; Page B08
I had been jockeying for position with a fellow cyclist when I approached a score of cyclists and pedestrians in a semicircle, all looking down. My eyes followed their horror. A petite woman was face down on the pavement, with a pool of blood just inches from her head. She apparently had been hit by a cyclist.
But it seems a shame that because of a lack of comparable facilities we all are crowed into this one thin 8 foot lane.