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  •  Your assertion makes… (1+ / 0-)
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    VeloVixen

    …absolutely no sense whatsoever. Have you ever been on an American bike trail?

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    by DemSign on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 04:26:34 PM PDT

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    •  I tried them (2+ / 0-)
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      pHunbalanced, VeloVixen

      They require far more concentration to ride than using the road.  All those pedestrians, dogs and rollerbladers are much to unpredictable to share road space with.  Cars have their own dangers, but they are much more predictable in their operation.

      In any case, the data says what it says.  Since they started building them, objective studies have shown that you are more likely to get hurt riding the supposedly "safer" facilities.

      This planet needs a lot more kids who think taking a lawnmower apart is more fun than playing a videogame.

      by rjnerd on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 04:36:56 PM PDT

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