Walk bikes across tracks

Sign on Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County, California.

Walk Bicycles Across Tracks


  • November 28, 2010 - 3:29 pm | Permalink

    And perhaps motorists should push their cars across the tracks, while we’re at it.

  • Grego
    November 28, 2010 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    We will prescribe your behavior… for your own good! Boo.

  • November 28, 2010 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    the reason why? (^。^;)

  • November 28, 2010 - 10:55 pm | Permalink

    At this location, the tracks cross the road at a very sharp angle. Also, this is in a rural location and the roadway is bumpy at the tracks. I imagine some people probably have fallen here.

    I’ve never seen anybody actually dismount and walk across the tracks, but everybody does take extra caution at this rail crossing.

  • November 29, 2010 - 4:20 am | Permalink

    Ahh, I see the situation of there. It is such that everybody has only to get off a vehicle there for safety without a man of Tarzan^^,right?. Thanks.

  • November 29, 2010 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    Great photo. Like the bike with lights. Nice to have these when riding at night.

  • E J Wagner Jr
    November 29, 2010 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I’d bet this has more to do with liability than anything else. If a cyclist falls due to the tracks, he’ll have a harder time proving that the crossing was faulty and hazardous. He was warned, after all.

  • November 29, 2010 - 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Liability is my suspicion as well. This crossing probably doesn’t meet a design standard, so put up a sign to warn of the non-standard design.

  • Anonymous
    November 29, 2010 - 4:05 pm | Permalink

    It’s for their own good … so they can’t be sued when some doofus bites it on the tracks.

    Up here in King County, WA, a fellow crashed pretty hard on a pothole and was very seriously injured. Since the route was marked as a bicycle route on the County Bike Map, his family successfully sued the county for millions. Now there’s a disclaimer on the map stating that they make no guarantees for the condition of the road, even if it is marked as a good bicycle route.

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