The article on JFK Drive mentions the “car free” route available from the eastern to western end of GG Park. Nevertheless, at least nine of every 10 cyclists, rather than take the designated left at Transverse Drive, choose the long downhill course and remain on JFK all the way to the ocean. On this route, there are no bike lanes and there are cars on both sides. So, rather than taking the safer provided choice, they create a more crowded and unsafe road at the western end.
Sorry, but I don’t buy the notion that the cycling community is all about avoiding the perilous automobiles. They demonstrate every day on JFK Drive that it’s about going where they want regardless of what’s been structured and closed on their behalf .
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