A car hitting a bike will cause much worse injuries than a bike hitting a pedestrian. It is much easier for a bike to notice and avoid a pedestrian and a pedestrian to notice and avoid a bike than it is for a car to notice and avoid a bike.
Edit: Obviously this assumes there isn't a dedicated bike lane and there is a sidewalk.
To assuage his ire, he grabbed a steel wire, and tied it across the trail at neck-height.
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Before I begin I need to make a couple of important points
On with our tale.
The company I had been working at brought in new rules, processes and what not regarding business continuity and as such we all had to switch to laptops that had to be taken home with us. I was one of 4 people who commuted almost exclusively via motorbike, (except in the depths of winter). And here in lied the problem for us bikers.
The rules they setup didn’t include any provision for bikers (even the Lycra louts) I was the first to speak to HR and the department organising all this to ask about this. As all the rules said the laptop had to be kept in the stowage area of the vehicle I.e. the boot (or trunk for you yanks) however bikes don’t have this. Also part of the T&c’s of my insurance stated I cannot carry items over a certain size and/or weight in a backpack while riding also lithium batteries could not be carried this way full stop. I actually checked and 4 of the last 5 insurance policies I have state this.
HR responded with we have to abide by the rules and as such we must have relevant storage fitted to our bikes however the storage items themselves are company property and can’t be used for personal things, also the company will pay for this to be done. Also if you need to add insurances for carrying work items you must obtain this and the company will reimburse you. If you don’t do this and refuse to take you laptop home you will face disciplinary until you do.
Here is where we bikers get clever,
We all go to the same place in my city that works on bikes and all purchase the same kit for our bike which is a frame for attaching the pannier boxes and top boxes and purchase a full set of boxes for each bike. Then we also buy separately another full set of boxes. During this it turns out 3 out of four bikes will need the some rear panels cutting into to allow the frames to attach. Because of this we had the shop order new panels for the bikes as well.
We all then approached HR and handed over the bills approx £400-600 per bike for the frame and fitting and another £500 for the boxes (we got cheaper boxes in the second order) (my bill total was £1080 inc VAT) HR actually refused to pay anything as they said it was our choice to fit the stuff (or face disciplinary for not taking the laptops home each day) at which point the most senior of us pulle... keep reading on reddit ➡
I prefer riding my bikes to cars to roam the open world, but after a couple of hours I realized: I've never seen anyone else riding a motorbike in any part of Night City (except in the scripted events). It's frigging hilarious.