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This is why I don’t ride my bike

This morning, a bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a police cruiser. It actually doesn’t look like it was the officer’s fault, as it appears the rider veered across the lane in front of him.

But still. There’s a LOT of traffic at this particular corner. I have almost gotten hit – as a pedestrian – more than once. No matter how hard you try to make eye contact, nor if you wait before stepping out into the street, people just don’t pay enough attention.

It makes me scared to ride my bike, especially since I would need to haul my son in a trailer. I’d rather walk with the stroller. I feel like I’m more maneuverable that way.

And this isn’t the first time someone has been killed in that intersection. A few years ago, a school-aged boy was killed. And I’m pretty sure there have been more.

Sometimes it’s just plain scary out there!

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