The deafening din. The stench. Wheel-swallowing potholes. Congestion. Parking cars and opening doors. Turning traffic. Speeders and lane hoppers. Cell-phone users. Trucks on steroids. Treacherous oil patches. Incessant stoplights. Deadly grates and threatening curbs. These are just a few of the hazards bicyclists face on busy city streets.
Seek Out Special Bicycle Facilities
It's not illegal to ride with the four-wheelers, but the fact that it seems dangerous and that there are no bicyclists, should tip you off to hunt for a possible bike detour on either side of the busy road. In this fashion and with a little luck, you'll often find much better biking. You might even enjoy cycling around town so much that you drive a lot less and save oodles on fuel, car maintenance, parking and stress-reduction strategies. Wouldn't that be nice?