RunForTheHills

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Region
USA
Maybe, I also vote for better infrastructure so those like him can accept the risks and ride on paths designed for them and those speeds. I still say ebikes going that fast are always better because it’s taking automobiles off the road.

i do think some folks take advantage of the lax laws here in the USA and we have a large population that is essentially riding emopeds/scooters. Which is fine, but they should have their own lanes. People act like there is a shortage of funding or ability to design lanes for multiple vectors of travel. We have interstate, toll, expressways, etc for automobiles, why not for mobility?
The average American drives 16 miles each way to work. That would be about an hour each way on a class 1 ebike. Totally doable and faster with a class 3 if you avoid the MUPs. With traffic, I bet that is 30-45 minutes by car. I would like to see more MUPs and bike infrastructure, but I don't think that we need dedicated lanes for fast ebikes and I don't think that would get Americans to give up their cars even if we built them.
 

Handlebars

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Region
Canada
The average American drives 16 miles each way to work. That would be about an hour each way on a class 1 ebike. Totally doable and faster with a class 3 if you avoid the MUPs. With traffic, I bet that is 30-45 minutes by car. I would like to see more MUPs and bike infrastructure, but I don't think that we need dedicated lanes for fast ebikes and I don't think that would get Americans to give up their cars even if we built them.
Yep, the Masters Of Urban Planning really suck. For example, on a busy major street they had a lane change sign that directed traffic to the wrong lane, and it stayed that wayfor months during construction. When a news agency publicly shamed them and reported the stupidity, what did the MUPs do? They changed the lanes to agree with the sign.

For bike lanes (BL) they put the BL next to the busy sidewalks on the right and vehicle parking on the left side of the BL. So you get passengers opening doors (most often passengers are less aware than the drivers) you have shoppers crossing over to their cars, and you have trucks and vans parking between the traffic and the bike lane fully obstructing view of vehicles turning right and hiding the oncoming cyclists from the turning vehicles.

And it's illegal to ride ebikes in the bike lane so some car drivers get do quite angry when an ebike is ahead of them in"their" lane as it's been reduced from 2 lane. Angry drivers trying to scare you off the road as they hurl imprecations telling you to get off the road and into the bike lane, while the pass threateningly and dangerously.


I want a breathable lightweight full face visor helmet at the lowest price I can find.
 

billmeek

Member
Region
USA
City
Summertown, TN
I want a breathable lightweight full face visor helmet at the lowest price I can find.

The bold portion makes sense given the risks you face riding. The rest of the sentence isn't logical. I'd care less about price and be concerned with helmet quality, fit, and protection.
 

Handlebars

Well-Known Member
Region
Canada
The bold portion makes sense given the risks you face riding. The rest of the sentence isn't logical. I'd care less about price and be concerned with helmet quality, fit, and protection.
The whole sentence makes sense if you take it for granted that good fit and good protection are necessities. :)
One of those already shown as good doesn't sound good to me, from reviews.
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