Saturday, April 21, 2012

Glass In The Bike Lane -- Bicyclist In The Travel Lane

If you're driving a car and see a bicyclist pedaling in the travel lane and not in the bike lane, it could be because there is glass in the bike lane.

Like this situation on northbound 40th Street (McKinley) north of Busch Blvd in Tampa.

So please don't get mad at a bicyclist who is avoiding debris in a bike lane and is pedaling in the travel lane. The cyclist is not trying to slow you down -- just staying safe by avoiding debris and a potential flat tire.

2 comments:

Frugalapolis FL said...

I had the same problem on 56th street and emailed DOT since its a state road. They sent a crew out that same day and cleaned it up. Just email harvey.hunt@dot.myflorida.com

Plochman said...

I wish more people could ride at 18 to 20 mph on the nations roads, they would see not only glass and all kinds of sharp objects but also tons and tons of garbage that people seamingly could care less to just toss right out the window. Very pathetic actually.