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29th-Aug-2008 08:20 am
 Ecovelo has an interesting piece on why cyclists hate stop signs, with particular emphasis on the physics (or should that be biophysics?) involved.

Short version: acceleration is hard. :)

As far as I'm concerned, traffic lights are an absolute stopper as are many stop signs but some stopsigns are judgement calls based on sightlines and traffic densities. OTOH there are give way signs out there that I treat as stop signs...
29th-Aug-2008 11:20 am (UTC)
There's this cyclepath off Tonkin that was made by someone who hates cyclists...

1) You have to ride up a steep incline to get to a tunnel, running off a filterlane.
2) You then get to ride down the other side only to have to stop at the bottom
3) You then cross the filterlane you have just ridden under to be back at the level you started off.
4) If you stare, longingly to your left you can see the dirt path the construction workers used to build the path that starts off about the point you began in step 1

Yes they have put fences up. Bastards!
29th-Aug-2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
I'd have to see it but it sounds horrible.
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