Vehicle -vs- Bicycle Collision on Ayers Rd. at Turtle Creek Rd. in Concord

September 12, 2017 17:10 pm · 14 comments

A vehicle -vs- bicycle collision occurred on Ayers Rd. at Turtle Creek Rd. in Concord on Tuesday.

The bicyclist suffered minor injures during the 5 p.m. collision.

Ayers Rd. going towards Ygnacio Valley Rd. is closed at Turtle Creek. It is expected to reopen shortly.

1 TIFOKCIS September 12, 2017 at 5:31 PM

How dare those bicyclists get ahead of me, they should have to sit in a line of traffic just like me.

2 Original G September 12, 2017 at 5:40 PM

This accident is what about 300 feet from vehicle -vs- bicycle accident back on 30 August of this year. That accident took place about 8:20 at night.

http://claycord.com/2017/08/30/vehicle-vs-bicyclist-on-ayers-rd-at-kenneth-rd-in-concord/

Original G

3 Neighbor September 12, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Hope he is okay

4 Please Concord September 12, 2017 at 11:12 PM

Ayers originally didn’t go through. When Concord re-routed Turtle Creek road and opened up Ayers there were promises to keep traffic down. This was way before Myrtle in fill developments were even invisioned. Then we added Cal State again promises only busses would be allowed to enter Cal State from Ayers, City opened it up to full traffic with no public hearing. We ask for radar signs to track the traffic speeds but only excuses that there is not enough room to safely place them. I’m sure it has more to do about the liability that the average speed is over 45 as cars race down from YV. Good people with children are not obeying the speed limit as they race around with their busy lives, it’s only a matter of time before we have the death of a child / high school student crossing into the park. At a minimum we need stop signs at The Crossings enterance and Turtle Creek Road. The City needs to keep its promises and keep cut through traffic on YV and Clayton road. Please protect the residents of the City, it was never meant to handle this much traffic.

5 Noj September 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Have never seen a bicyclist stop at that stop sign, Ever.

6 JazzMan September 13, 2017 at 6:04 AM

Darn road hogs! Cars need to realize cyclists have every right to be there as they do. We pay our taxes, too! Hope he’s ok.

7 chuckie the troll September 13, 2017 at 10:21 AM

@Jazzman

Bicyclists pay no tax via fuel, registration, etc…to use the road. And building/maintaining bike lanes is very expensive. Motor vehicles subsidize your activity. I have 2 questions. Whose fault was is? Did the bicyclist have insurance?

8 Charlie September 13, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Yes; cyclists have every right but not all cyclists obey the rules of the road.

9 Kenji September 13, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Bicyclists do not pay fuel tax to use the road, it’s true. Bicyclists do pay income, property, and sales tax for other people to use the road.

The total revenue collected in California (regardless of how spent) from fuel tax, registration fees, and road and bridge tolls is considerably less than the amount spent on roads. (Source: https://taxfoundation.org/how-your-state-s-road-spending-funded-2016/)

Where does the rest of the road spending come from? Other taxes – income, property, sales. These are paid by everyone regardless of how much or how little they drive.

We should be especially keenly aware of this in Concord, where we have our own local sales tax, Measure Q, a portion of which goes for road maintenance mainly for the benefit of drivers. Bicyclists, including the minority who don’t drive at all, receive no exemption from paying this tax, or any of the other general taxation which supports road maintenance. Payment of general taxation that supports roads is not scaled by how much cost a person adds to the maintenance burden, whether with a 2,000-lb car or a 40-lb bicycle. We all pay the same.

10 Cyco Miko September 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM

I think Ayers need more traffic enforcements. I’ve see too many cars that rolls thru or just completely ignore the stop signs, and the same with cyclists. The banded crosswalks at Seminole Cir. need flashing lights also, too often cars from YV races down the hill trying to beat each other to the lane merge, and it’s difficult to see around the curve and plants, especially when it’s dark. Just a matter of time before a kid from CV or folks going to the park get hurt. 2 accidents in less than 1 month! Everyone needs to do their part to keep the roads safe, both the people and the city.

11 Bumpyride September 13, 2017 at 3:06 PM

I don’t care who pays taxes for roads bla bla bla, bicycles are a menace on any road period. They just don’t belong on roads with cars. Yes go ahead blast me on that comment bike owners, but that’s the way it is.

12 Jojo Potato September 13, 2017 at 5:27 PM

@Bumpyride – when you’re out driving on the smooth paved roads we have you should give a prayer for the cyclists that made it possible. Around 1900 the car was just appearing on the scene but there was a major problem, the roads were in terrible shape. Cycling at the time was becoming hugely popular and it was the League of American Wheelmen (LAW) who campaigned for improvements. The 1896 annual rally in Louisville attracted 40,000 cyclists, enough to make even the stupidest politician realize this was a constituency worth courting. So while you’re hurtling down the street claiming to lord over all, just remember we cyclists were here first and we ain’t going anywhere.

13 Silva September 13, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Bumpyride, We all have our moments, but your comments consistently sound like a very naughty six year old posts them. 😉

14 jjshawk September 13, 2017 at 10:59 PM

@Bumpyride
Please expand on your comment, “bicycles are a menace on any road period”. Should bicycle owners share the sidewalk with pedestrians? What is your solution to the problem?

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