Discussion in 'The Roadie Hangout' started by Abui, Jun 12, 2010.
Thanks! I passed this along to the transportation planner for Pasadena who manages all things bicycles and the consultant who developed Pasadena's draft Bicycle Master Plan.
This is not really about "raised road markers" (the things that look like big M&Ms). This is what the victim hit: the flat black octagonal rubber base of a "candlestick" delineator that had become separated from its plastic orange pole.
It is true that raised road markers should not be used to delineate bike lanes but that isn't what the lawsuit was about.
You have got to be kidding me...
People aren't liable for paying attention to what's in front of them anymore?
While I can understand the viewpoint of the husband, people ultimately need to be responsible for the own actions.
B.S like this makes me hate Americans - so many people want to shift responsiblity and/or take the easy way out.
If the city had never put up any kind of marking and someone was hit by a car, I bet they would be suing for not designing a safe motorway.
Going to have to agree with you, Its terrible she passed. I really dont see how the city is liable though.
What about the city taking responsibility for it's actions? If it left a black object on a black asphalt surface in the middle of the bike lane, it seems to me they bear some responsibility for the cyclists fall. It's not like that would be easy to see.
Anyway, nobody in this thread has nearly enough information to make any kind of judgement about whether or not the city was at fault. Pretending otherwise is ridiculous.
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