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Oct
21
comment Is it generally the case that bikes are allowed to use the “full lane”?
That's a particularly good statute in terms of the rights it gives cyclists, but like many it asks too much of drivers: can they really judge when my safety "warrants it"?
Oct
21
comment Is it generally the case that bikes are allowed to use the “full lane”?
That's the crux of the question. There seems to be some confusion among bloggers, etc. about an important distinction between the general idea of "riding like a car", and the idea of taking the "full lane". While the former seems widely legal, the latter is often explicitly not.
Oct
20
asked Is it generally the case that bikes are allowed to use the “full lane”?
Oct
20
accepted What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Oct
9
comment What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Interesting. I hadn't been looking at it from the driver's perspective. But you're right. I expect that though a driver might make the case that he was signaled to proceed, it was really his responsibility not to.
Oct
7
awarded  Analytical
Oct
7
asked Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Minor formatting to highlight specific questions.
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Toned down and rewrote as a single question.
Oct
6
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Oct
6
comment What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
@Neil: Rewritten and toned down.
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Toned down and rewrote as a single question.
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Emphasize request for help on how to handle the situation.
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Focus on a specific location.
Oct
6
revised What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Improved tagging.
Oct
6
comment Can cyclists legally ride on the sidewalk?
Whether it is more dangerous or not depends quite a bit on local conditions. There are many stretches of road without driveway or other crossings, with rarely used and well-paved stretches of sidewalk. And there are many stretches of road with extremely irregular pavement, drains, debris, and fast moving heavy traffic. Where these conditions coincide it is certainly safer to ride in the sidewalk. (And in the specific locales I'm thinking of, it is also legal.)
Oct
6
asked What statutes govern the directing of traffic by citizens in Massachusetts?
Oct
5
accepted Is there such a thing as frame failure?
Oct
4
comment Is there such a thing as frame failure?
That's a concern. I've ridding this thing for long enough, and treated it badly enough, that I wonder when and if it will just give up the ghost.
Oct
4
comment Is there such a thing as frame failure?
That's pretty much what I was looking for (not that I thought to ask it that way): whether there were MTBF stats. But it sounds like, overall, it's not even enough of an issue that it's even discussed much. Certainly, it seems there's nothing like a recommendation to "discard after X miles", which one would expect if the issue were real (assuming the industry is properly regulated)—it's just hard to believe that something can be that durable (I change my phone every six months)!