|Biker Gang of 2|
I try to designate a few days each week as my "car-free" days - so long as its not too icy or snowy out. When I'm biking, I am nearly always pulling my toddler in our bike trailer, and thankfully, he loves to ride along and see the world this way. I love the extra exercise, time outside and time away from my car. It is a win-win-win!
|No selfies while biking.|
|Biking the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes - no cars to worry about!|
Recalling this accident made me second-guess my decision to bike this way. Had an accident occurred while we were waiting in the median, we would have been lame ducks, unable to move out of the way quickly enough.
So....I'm probably not going to bike to this library again. As much as I enjoyed it, it is not worth the risk. My husband and I were talking about it, and it would be so awesome if there was a bike overpass (or tunnel?) at this intersection. There are literally hundreds of homes located on the west side of the highway, but the north/south bike path is on the east side of the road. So is the Farmer's Market. So, you really can't access the bike path without crossing the big highway.
Making roadways safer is good for drivers and bikers, and might encourage more folks to bike around town. I hope there are continued efforts to improve bikeability in CDA!