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I moved to Portland 1 1/2 years ago, in part because I looked forward to getting on my bike and riding free. Just after moving, my friend had both legs broken in a bike/car accident. Then my fiance broke his collar bone in an accident downtown. Finally, my neighbor was struck on his bike in a hit and run in the Pearl. Still, these enthusiasts are all (3) still riding and it seems like I hear this story time and time again.
The culture divide between bicyclists and motorists is huge. I have yet to ride my bike around Portland because I am scared of an angry driver -- and I get yelled at by bicyclists when I don't drive exactly how they think I should, though I drive with an extreme sensitivity to bicyclists. How to alleviate these differences?
Should the city invest in safer bike paths, I'm there and ready with my vintage cruiser!!! Please keep this conversation going!
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