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Cyclists, Mind The Gap

Photo Credit: I Bike TO

With the start of spring and my return to commuting by bike to work, the potholes that rattled my car are now more than a mere inconvenience.  Aside from falling after hitting a pothole, the more concerning risk is swerving to avoid a pothole and not checking for approaching cars.  The possibility of a car swerving into a cyclist is an equally realistic concern.  Although a sharp lookout is the best defence, the city has a duty to repair potholes, and typically will fix them if they are over a specific size within 4 days. Continue reading