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Robert Cummings: Call for dedicated bike trails
Writer was victim of hit and run auto driver who struck his bike when writer was a boy of 14. Cites Cincinnati to Columbus dedicated bike trail as example of ideal way to travel by bike in a safe way
Comments re article 82579 Russell Springs KY man arrested after collision with cyclists Robert C Cumming
The two bicycle riders hit by a car this past weekend are lucky to be alive, the cardiologist killed riding his bike in Bourbon county Sunday wasn't so lucky.
BR> These recent incidents bring to light the danger of riding bicycles on public roads in traffic. Under Ky KRS laws bicycles have the same right of way (except on limited access interstates) as autos on public roads, but all too often when accidents occur auto drivers are frequently at fault.
I myself have been a victim of a hit and run auto driver who was never caught when I was riding a German Bauer lightweight multi-speed bike on a public road when I was 14.
I love riding bicycles and have a garage full of different ones, but they are just too dangerous riding even on so-called quiet country roads.
I prefer dedicated bicycle only roads or trails.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is a big bicycle advocate and rider who has been pushing for dedicated bike lanes and trails around his community for years.
He and I have both ridden and enjoyed the former Rails to Trails abandoned railroad right of way dedicated bicycle route that stretches 100 miles along the Little Miami river from Loveland north of Cincinnati to Columbus.
Perhaps someday a local initiative will get organized to establish a network of local dedicated bike trails. - Robert C Cumming Comments re article 82579 Russell Springs KY man arrested after collision with cyclists
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