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By Forrest Hershberger
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Lowering the Expectation, But At What Cost


August 24, 2022

Several years ago, I was scolded by a friend when I did a u-turn on a street I thought was empty and he didn’t see my bike.

Oddly enough, some time later, I almost laid down the same bike to avoid a collision in a very touchy intersection.

No, it wasn’t a motorcycle. It was the other two-wheeled variety. It wasn’t clumsiness. It was the risk of riding on a city street. (P.S.: I don't ride that bike much anymore.)

Not long after that I heard a proposal for cyclists to have softer rules at an intersection… in Colorado. A motorized vehicle approaches a stop sign, the driver is expected...

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