Alameda is a city with a relatively high rate of bicycle collisions, according to numbers from the Office of Traffic Safety.
It's even more dangerous for kids riding under the age of 15.
East Bay Bicycle Coalition offered their Urban Cycling 101 class on Thursday as a result of this.
Compared to other California cities its size, Alameda apparently is one of the more perilous for bicyclists.
"The only issue I have is kids on bikes on the sidewalk that is barely wide enough for a single pedestrian when there is a wide bike lane like on Grand."
"I was born and raised here and i couldnt disagree more. I've had more problems with cars as a pedestrian than when i would be on a bike. You want perilous look at SF. but then if you are obeying traffic laws as a biker and not assuming anything and expect the worst out of drivers you'll have a much MUCH easier ride anywhere"
"Its the drivers in so much of a hurry they don't give bikes or pedestrians a slow down or right of way and then are pissed when you actually take it"
"I count each time I ride how many attempts are made on my life by autos (and I ride pretty often). Average is about 6 times per ride. My rides average 15 to 25 miles around both Islands. Most of the time by being cut-off by right turning vehicles. People speed up to get in front of you then quickly put their signal on and turn right as I'm going straight."
"It's pretty bad for pedestrians too. Every day I see people crossing the streets anywhere they can because the city fathers didn't bother to take foot traffic into account. Disgraceful."
We want you to weigh in...
Is Alameda really more perilous for bicyclists compared to other California cities of its size?
What areas of Alameda do you feel are most dangerous for bicyclists?
Who do you usually see is at fault — bicycists, pedestrians or drivers?