Monday couldn’t come soon enough for Steve Rudin. After a long winter, Rudin started his daily bicycle commute to work from his North Liberty home.
“I’ve been a commuter for six or seven years and overall, I’ve had good luck riding in Iowa City,” said Rudin, who works at the VA Iowa City Health Care System and also is president of the Bicyclists of Iowa City club. “I’ve had just as many incidents inside the Iowa City area as I’ve had outside. I don’t really have any complaints with Iowa City.”
As the weather warms up and spring nears, you can expect to see more bicycles on the roads. While some bicyclists, such as Rudin, ride in harmony with motorists, there are others who say there is friction between drivers and bikers.
I used to have a 17.4 mile commute and for some reason I would get into confrontations all the time in two particular cities, Garden Grove and Westminster. That city had some of the worst drivers in Orange County. It was the only part of my commute I dreaded. No other cities did I have to experience nut job drivers waiting to hit me….