Today, for the first time, I rode Edgewater Drive by bicycle in a passive manner. I’ve done it in an assertive manner with no trouble, but I decided to see how a gutter bunny would handle it.
It took every bit of skill I had to accomplish this. I rode, as the City of Orlando and the LAB wants me to, in the bike lane and I just about lost my mind doing so.
You’ve heard of TMI (too much information)? Well that’s the way I felt. On one hand, I had to worry about doors opening into the bike lane, which several did, but then I also had to worry about cars passing too close since I was riding very close to the white dividing line. And they were passing too close.
But then, I had to weave back and forth when I got to the intersections. Suddenly the lane ended for no good reason and in other places I got dashed lines. In any case, merging with traffic was a nightmare.
Keri has picked on Baldwin Park, but I think Edgewater Drive is confusing for motorists as well as cyclists.