Another cyclist, using the marked share lane on a four lane bridge with a 25 to 35 MPH speed limit, was struck by a vehicle on the Clark Memorial Bridge today in the middle of the day.
Photo from the Courier Journal.
No word on if the driver was arrested/ticketed, but the cyclist will be okay.
I always ride on the sidewalk on this bridge but it’s ridiculously difficult given the walking/runner/baby stroller traffic on the narrow sidewalks. It’s safer for everyone else for cyclists to use the marked bike lane…. but a lot of us don’t because of how often cyclist are hit by drivers speeding (when I’m driving I’m often passed by people doing at least 50 if not 60 when the signs are clearly marked 35 and sometimes 25 when work is being done on the bridge).
The bridge is a mile long and links Louisville Kentucky with Southern Indiana. There are two lanes going in each direction and a narrow sidewalk on either side. There is a bike lane going both ways that is actually a “Shared lane” with white markers.