South Florida Bikers Sliced and Diced by Unsafe Drawbridges

Categories: Bike Life, News

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Photo by Herb Neufeld via Flickr CC
Drawbridge at SE Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
Biking in South Florida is dangerous. Given what we see in the news cycle on an almost daily basis down here, that can be said flatly.

Hell, last year cyclists riding down the Rickenbacker Causeway were shot in the leg and back by teenagers armed with BB-Guns.

So, after a cyclist took a bad fall over a wet grated bridge recently, Transit Miami put up a Facebook status asking for any cyclists that had befallen to similar injuries, people that had ridden on dangerous bridges across South Florida.

The answer from the community was swift and, well, sad: Cuts that demanded stitches, Broken bones and worse, Basically, the bridges are a slice and dice for the athletic set.

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2 comments
jdomar
jdomar

FDOT is a joke. How can you not track bicycle accident data in a warm weather state? Its the height of stupidity.

richmondr82
richmondr82

no comment except i'm sorry florida has so many stupid cyclists... simple physics people....

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