For the past week, and for the first time in my 23-year “working” career in Gunnison, I pumped the brakes on the bicycle and joined the masses of car commuters.

Except it wasn’t an ordinary vehicle I used to make the notso-maddening five block trek from home to office, and this unexpected experiment served an additional purpose of providing me more behind-the-wheel perspective in our community’s ongoing debate over vehicle vs. pedestrian and cyclist safety.

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