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Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Road Bully Effect | Modacity

The Road Bully Effect

Earlier this week, I had to run an errand. Being that it is currently March Break, the kids joined me on a short ride from East Vancouver, along the 10th Avenue bikeway, to our bank at Cambie and Broadway. It was the first opportunity we had that day to get out of the house, and it was great to ride alongside my children on a sunny afternoon. And then it went downhill...  As we approached a traffic circle just before the intersection at Fraser and 10th, I heard the familiar sound of a car coming up behind us. So I assumed my usual position - I ride abreast my two children, with one of them behind the other. The reason behind this is that when cycling on my own, more often than I would like, I’ve had cars pass too closely to me. So for the safety of my kids, I want to ensure the same thing won’t happen to them, putting them at risk. 

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