- June 24, 2013 - 13:26
You can "drive defensively" and "cycle defensively", but the truth is you are much more exposed as a cyclist. I am an avid recreational and commuter cyclist, but there needs to be more infrastructure to support cycling to actually make it physically safer. After growing up cycling on the mainland and then coming here, I can't help but get anxious every time I'm out in traffic on my bike in St. John's.
- June 21, 2013 - 08:45
Cycling in Newfoundland is tatamount to attempted suicide. There is no infrastructural accomodation or support for it...the vast majority of roads here are not even wide enough for vehicles to pass each other safely. And drivers here would run you over as soon as (not) notice at you, either blind drunk or sober. Cycling is for the rest of the world ---- you know, with civilized, thinking citizens.