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I felt safer on the street than the grocery store parking lot

I was on my way home when I decided to make a detour at the local grocery store to get a few items for the home. As I make my way through the parking lot, I was greeted by aggressive drivers who seemed to be in a rush. There were work trucks, Mad Moms in Minivans, the elderly (nursing home nearby) and a few rogue shopping carts.shopping center
Gosh, I have to say I felt so vulnerable and so much more at risk riding through the parking lot than I did when I was on the street! I had vehicles coming at me from all directions and none of them seem to be paying attention to me since I wasn’t a car. Luckily I made it in the store…but now that I’m done shopping, I gotta try and get home! Wish me luck!

2 Comments

  1. Max Power

    Maybe if they painted some green bike lanes in that parking lot…

  2. JohnnyK

    I agree Parking lots are the most dangerous places for people riding bicycles or walking. The larger the parking lot the more dangerous they seem to be. That is where you need some kind of horn or loud noise maker like a whistle. Or bring a bicycle polo mallet that seems to clear them away from you especially if you are swinging it around lol…

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