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Letter: Some rules of the road for cyclists

Original post made on Jul 8, 2009

As one who has biked on busy roads and rides on Alpine Road almost every day, I must say that although there are many good bikers, many do not ride defensively. At college in the UK the police used to regularly cite bikers for riding on the sidewalk and riding without lights.

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Comments (4)

Posted by CC, a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Jul 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Very well written:) Passing a town ordinance that mandates single-file riding on all Portola Valley/Woodside roads and installing Bike Single File signs is a great idea...


Posted by Joanna, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Bikers should ride in single file.


Posted by Bob Loblaw, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jul 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

A town doesn't have the authority to make that kind of regulation. Bicycle use falls under the California Vehicle Code.


Posted by Devin Kruse (Cupertino), a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:17 am

Re: Navigate the cracks (groove) near Ford Field on Alpine Road
Does anyone know if this crack (groove) was reported to the Town of Portola Valley as a "dangerous condition", or why this groove was cut in the bike lane ? On Sept 11/2009 I caught my front wheel in in this groove and crashed. I suffered a collapsed lung, type 3 shoulder separation, and possible fractured ribs. After spending two days in the hospital I came home and reported the groove to Howard Young, (Director of Public Works, Town of Portola Valley). The groove has since been filled. If anyone has any more information about this groove could you please contact me
Devin Kruse 408-252-1276 dew6000@yahoo.com
Thank You


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