Before we start, let me offer a quick apology and thank you to anyone who sent in links for today’s post.
As you’ll see below, it’s been a traumatic weekend, and with a few exceptions, I’ve lost track of who may have sent what.
I’m incredibly grateful to anyone who takes a few minutes out of their busy day to give me a heads up, whether or not my muddled brain manages to keep up.
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Let’s start by debunking a rumor.
According Mamas & Papas 1423559 Junior Ultima Pram, a bike rider was killed by motorist in DTLA last week as a result of a road rage dispute.
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I was walking on 7th today around 10:30am and came across a woman on the side of the street who was clearly having a panic attack. I looked beyond her parked car and there was a man on a bicycle, his head face down on the pavement and blood everywhere. He wasn’t moving. There were no police or authorities on the scene yet. A man next to me said that the bicyclist kicked a car and the car hit him and drove off. He died on contact…HOMYL Bataflight F4 Nano V6 Flight Controller 25x25mm Integrated OSD Baro (BMP280) Did anyone else see this? Have any more info? I’m not sure if the woman was panicking because she saw it happen or because she hit him and the kicking story isn’t true. Pretty gnarly to see. I walked on the same corner about 30 minutes later and it was as if nothing happened… all there was left was some blood and a bit of flesh on the pavement. Woof.
Any fatal crash would require the roadway to be closed for several hours as police investigate the crash. Especially if it involved a homicide investigation.
Not just cleaned up and reopened in a matter of minutes, as if nothing ever happened.
But just to be sure, I checked with someone with knowledge of the situation, who said there was an incident at that location, but it didn’t involve a crash. Intentional or otherwise.
And no one was killed.Revell SnapTite Humvee Plastic Model Kit
So let’s be careful spreading rumors. There are enough real tragedies without needlessly, and incorrectly, adding more.
Thanks to Matt Stewart for the tip.
A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says not all protected bike lanes are created even.
And in some cases, aren’t even as safe as a regular painted bike lane.
Compared with a major road with no bike infrastructure, the risk of a crash or fall was much lower on two-way protected bike lanes on bridges or raised from the roadway — for example, within greenways. In contrast, 1pcs PTZ Laliva CFly Obtain Foldable RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Blades arm with Motor PTZ Remote Controller Charger Camera PTZ Cable (color 1pcs PTZ) than that of a major road.Multi 16 50 W x 60 L Emvency Throw Blanket Warm Cozy Print Flannel Pattern Cute Unicorns Clouds Rainbow and Stars Magic Little Comfortable Soft for Bed Sofa and Couch 60x80 Inches
One-way protected bike lanes differed little from major roads in terms of injury risk.
“A cyclist on a protected lane at street level is likely to encounter vehicles at intersections, driveways and alleys moreQINYANHome Throw Blanket (90 x90 ) Velvet Plush Throw Blanket Lake at Moonlight Digital Printed Purple bluee Black. often than on a protected lane enclosed within a bridge or greenway,” says Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research and the lead author of the new paper. “Pedestrians also sometimes enter street-level bike lanes, which can cause cyclists to swerve and fall.”
On the other hand, a crash in a protected bike lane is less likely to be fatal.
That said, the types of bicyclist crashes seen in street-level protected lanes weren’t the type that are typically most severe. Most fatal bicyclist crashes involving motor vehicles occur midblock, while cyclists in protected bike lanes in the study collided with vehicles most often at intersections or junctions with driveways and alleys. In such cases, vehicles are usually turning and traveling slowly…
“There is evidence that protected bike lanes help prevent the worst crashes,” Cicchino says. “What our study shows is that certain locations are better than others for this type of infrastructure.
So the choice seems to come down to whether you want to prevent crashes, or save lives.
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