Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trails as Sidewalks Are No Bonanza

I'm for paved trails as much as the nice guy -- but not when the trail is simply a sidewalk.

Like this section of Bonanza Trail in Las Vegas.

When you bike east and are heading in this direction, you're pedaling on a sidewalk in front of a convenience store entrance/exit. Exiting drivers turning right won't see you and might broadside a bicyclist passing in front.

Most of Bonanza Trail is a typical paved trail. But using sidewalks around busy roads and intersections to connect pieces of Bonanza Trail could be dangerous.

Beware bicycling on sidewalks.

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