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(WFTV Orlando)   State remains most dangerous place in America for bicyclists, pedestrians, manatees   (wftv.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Orlando, Florida, Cycling, Orange County, Florida, Bicycle, Florida Highway Patrol, Bicycle-friendly, Kyle Markel of Kyles, bicyclist deaths  
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1595 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Dec 2021 at 12:41 AM (29 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-07 12:58:37 AM  
6 votes:
So they're doing totals instead of averages?
Let me guess the second deadliest state then, California?

/love cycling
//would love to travel by bike
///never dare to bike on actual open roads. (Closed tracks, large mostly deserted parking lots and at most, side streets that rarely have through traffic for me)
 
2021-12-07 1:10:04 AM  
3 votes:
Also, worst state for any sane, empathetic person.
 
2021-12-07 12:44:30 AM  
2 votes:
Maybe they should just drive?

/Checkmate, subby.
 
2021-12-07 7:22:44 AM  
2 votes:
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash that left a bicyclist dead near John Young Parkway and Oak Ridge Road Monday morning.

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I barely feel safe driving a car on John Young Parkway. The roads around Orlando are largely not even "bicycle tolerant" much less "bicycle friendly." The drivers are insane.

They have a bus system, but I'm not sure how big it is. And the Florida DOTs most recent contribution to traffic improvement is to add tolled express lanes to I-4.
 
2021-12-07 7:27:53 AM  
2 votes:
I don't 'share the road' with cars anymore, too much road rage out there.
Bike trails and trainers only now for me.
They should take the money they spend painting bicycle symbols on roads and put it all toward more bike trails.
 
2021-12-07 7:52:40 AM  
2 votes:

Unobtanium: The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash that left a bicyclist dead near John Young Parkway and Oak Ridge Road Monday morning.

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I barely feel safe driving a car on John Young Parkway. The roads around Orlando are largely not even "bicycle tolerant" much less "bicycle friendly." The drivers are insane.


My brother was blindsided on his bicycle about two miles from there, at a school crossing. The driver wasn't charged. Bicyclists do some really stupid things in town, like blow through traffic lights / stop signs, and go down one-way streets the wrong way, but drivers could look up from their phones a bit more.

As for pedestrians - they put in a new flashy-flashy crosswalk near my house some months ago. I travel that route a few times a week. I have yet to see it being used. I *have* seen people cross the road 50-100 feet from it, often at angles. Good planning there, folks.
 
2021-12-07 7:56:19 AM  
2 votes:

Unobtanium: They have a bus system, but I'm not sure how big it is. And the Florida DOTs most recent contribution to traffic improvement is to add tolled express lanes to I-4.


The bus system is woefully stretched for the sheer area it has to serve. I occasionally look at bus routes vs driving, and it is rarely even close - you typically have to go downtown, change buses, then go back out. That turns what may be a 20-minute trip into 2+ hours if you're lucky.

And SunRail only helps if you pretty much live along I-4 already. Slow sarcastic clapping.
 
2021-12-07 12:44:25 AM  
1 vote:
And automobilers, pickup truckers, commercial drivers and, of course, unicyclists.
 
2021-12-07 12:58:22 AM  
1 vote:
Such. A. Surprise.
 
2021-12-07 1:38:38 AM  
1 vote:
Look out, pedestrians, bicyclists and manatees, America's wang has a raging hard-on and it will not hesitate to fark you
 
2021-12-07 5:37:11 AM  
1 vote:
They should really move the manatees to a place where they aren't constantly dying, like Montana or Nebraska.
 
2021-12-07 8:53:08 AM  
1 vote:

fustanella: Unobtanium: They have a bus system, but I'm not sure how big it is. And the Florida DOTs most recent contribution to traffic improvement is to add tolled express lanes to I-4.

The bus system is woefully stretched for the sheer area it has to serve. I occasionally look at bus routes vs driving, and it is rarely even close - you typically have to go downtown, change buses, then go back out. That turns what may be a 20-minute trip into 2+ hours if you're lucky.

And SunRail only helps if you pretty much live along I-4 already. Slow sarcastic clapping.


This seems to be true everywhere I've lived.  Using public transportation adds hours to any trip, even when there is good coverage.  Portland, OR has multiple hubs, so it's not too bad; but the only time I used it was when parking was going to be a bigger problem, like going downtown or the VA hospital. It was also good for attending beer fests.
 
2021-12-07 9:20:57 AM  
1 vote:

Unobtanium: The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash that left a bicyclist dead near John Young Parkway and Oak Ridge Road Monday morning.

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I barely feel safe driving a car on John Young Parkway. The roads around Orlando are largely not even "bicycle tolerant" much less "bicycle friendly." The drivers are insane.

They have a bus system, but I'm not sure how big it is. And the Florida DOTs most recent contribution to traffic improvement is to add tolled express lanes to I-4.


Riding a bicycle on a car-carrying street in Florida is the height of suicidal insanity. It's barely safe to drive an Abrams tank on some of those roads, the way Floridians drive.
 
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