Tarpon mayor urges changes at Pinellas Trail intersection
On a cool, sunny morning recently, Dunedin retiree Bill Dye pedaled his three-wheeled blue Tadpole tricycle north on the Pinellas Trail to the intersection of Klosterman Road and Alt. U.S. 19.
The pedestrian crosswalk sign invited him to proceed. But at the precise moment he rolled into the intersection, a middle-age man in a gray convertible zipped around the corner and then screeched to a stop. Dye retreated and signaled for the driver to go ahead.
"I'm out at the trail every day, and it's a problem," said Dye, who said he has biked 100,000 miles and never had an accident. "(Bicyclists) really should not cross the crosswalk unless you make eye contact with the driver."
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