South Florida Bikers Sliced and Diced by Unsafe Drawbridges
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.
Photo by Herb Neufeld via Flickr CC Drawbridge at SE Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
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.