So, let’s say you’re bicycling from Mission Hill to JP. You’d take the bike path, right? This is the route recommended by map peeps.
However, if it’s after dark and you’re riding alone, especially in the warmer weather, the chances of you getting mugged, harassed, assaulted on the bike path at Jackson Square are rather high! I’ve had things happen to me there during the day with other people riding around!
Recently, a friend had her bike stolen out from under her at this spot.
AVOID AVOID AVOID!!
I know it’s the shortest distance between two points, but not if you lose your bike or you wallet in the middle of your journey! I suggest this detour.
If, for some crazy reason, you cannot avoid this stretch, I recommend finding a buddy to ride with, even if that buddy is a stranger on a bike. Just say, hey, will you ride with me to Jackson Square? It’s a trouble-spot. Or, secretly ride with them, as I have done.
Watch out for each other out there, please!