Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Traffic Skills 101 Follow-Up

We had a dozen + students for the Traffic Skills class.
Ken Picard from Seven Days was there and wrote this article.

Student feedback indicated that the parking lot drills were not well organized, the on-road part was also not long enough or well-coordinated. There was a lot of standing around in iffy weather. It rained during lunch, so we decided to stay indoors and watched a video until the rain cleared a bit.

The three lane change to a left turn from the LTO lane was not pure. A light pulsed the auto traffic and several bike riders would wind up at the next light so they couldn't produce an independent set of lane change maneuvers.

Also, we offered to teach how to change a tire but only discussed it. Next time get a real wheel, tire and tube.

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