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Old 04-21-2011, 06:16 PM
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Default 10 mph speed limit on bicycles on Golden Gate Bridge

If you come to SF and ride across the Golden Gate bridge, beware that there is a 10 mph speed limit being imposed on cyclists. That's right, 10 mph. And with all the tourists stopping every 100 feet to take a picture, I guess that'll take the average speed down to 5 mph
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Does traffic move so fast that cyclists are prohibited from riding in the road over the bridge?
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For starters you can't ride in the car lanes, since they don't provide a bail-out for bikes before the tunnel (north) or city (south).

So you share a MUP, essentially, with all kinds of pedestrians and cyclists, mostly looky-loos who are clueless about the mass of humanity around them.

So 10 mph might actually be fast.

For the record I have neither walked nor biked across the GG Bridge. Spingineer might offer insights I don't have.
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10 mph is not fast ... might as well watch snail crawl. For GGB, you should have no problem sustaining a 18-20 mph pace, so slowing to 10 mph is slow. Actually, I think the speed limit is 15 mph, but I hardly ever see anyone go at that pace.
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Would perhaps be more fun to walk the bike over, and surreptitiously place chainring tatoos on every pedestrian who mindlessly stops in his/her tracks to gawk.
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this entire thread is a joke, right? i mean, anyone with an IQ over 7 would see how stoopid this is. so i know red and spin are yankin' me. LOL 10 mph. LOLOLOL......
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