Posted by Anon, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Jun 28, 2007 at 7:15 pm
No, apart from the reasons given by Nathan, riding against the traffic means the relative speed of the bicycle to the car is very high and accidents would be harder to avoid and people will die all the time.
Posted by Anon, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Jun 29, 2007 at 3:03 pm
Ron Wilson is entirely correct. If you want to decrease the odds of being run over, ride against traffic on small roads at off-peak times. Keep your eyes peeled for dangerous drivers. Be extra cautious at all intersections. Get off the road if a car tries to run you over. That's your best bet and dramatically increases the odds you will live another day. You may be violating the California Vehicle Code. You may get a ticket from a police officer. But you won't get run over from behind.