Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-17, 07:47 PM   #26
Chris0516
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Washington Grove, Maryland
Bikes: 2003 (24)20-Speed Specialized Allez'
Posts: 1,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by geo8rge View Post
There are 2 lanes of traffic going in opposite directions separated by double yellow lines.

The traffic is heavy including trucks moving at 40 to 50 mph, 65kph to 80 kph.

The lane with traffic going in the direction you wish to proceed has either no shoulder or a very narrow shoulder.

The lane with the traffic going in the opposite direction you wish to travel has a very wide shoulder.

The state is NJ if that matters. The area is a rural highway, mostly commercial businesses.

Should I ride in the traffic lane going in the same direction I am proceeding? Or should I ride on the opposite side of the roadway in the wide shoulder with the automobile traffic going in the opposite direction I am traveling?
Choose a different route.
Chris0516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-17, 06:00 PM   #27
geo8rge
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,015
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
The specific case is New Jersey, Squankum Rd rte 524 between Hurley Pond rd and the town of Farmingdale. But in the area, there are other cases where there is a useful shoulder on one side of the road and not the other. In this case, the shoulder would be wide enough to accommodate bicycle traffic in 2 directions, if it were so marked.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1844...1606118,15.65z

Just in case some asks, I don't like the traffic on Belmar Blvd., which goes directly into Farmingdale.
__________________
2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
1996 Birdy, Recommend.
Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.
geo8rge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-17, 06:21 PM   #28
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Posts: 35,024
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3418 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by geo8rge View Post
The specific case is New Jersey, Squankum Rd rte 524 between Hurley Pond rd and the town of Farmingdale. ....
FWIW - I looked it up, and would rank that road as very rideable and safe. I'd simply take the lane and move over if/when I needed to create passing opportunity for cars that have piled up behind me.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:10 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION