Biking from Milton to Mississauga/Hamilton
I'm originally from the Netherlands and biking is in my blood, so when I moved to Toronto I bought a bike almost immediately. However, a few months into biking daily on Young St. I got into an accident with a car and had to be brought to the hospital. The car was going 50 and I followed downhill with about 40-50kmh. the car suddenly hit the break and unfortunately i was unable to break fast enough and hit it with about 20-30kmh (my breaks were slightly wet and I should have accounted for that...). After that I kinda gave up cycling as I didn't think it was safe enough on the street and biking on the sidewalk in Toronto is a no-go for me due to high pedestrian traffic.
Fast forward to current situation:
I have since bought a house in milton, work in Mississauga and have in-laws in Hamilton. I was hoping to learn if anyone has any roads I could take to drive to both cities. Right now I'm leaning towards sidewalk driving (very low pedestrian traffic). And yes, I'm aware of the law and I'm also aware of people saying it's dangerous for pedestrians. But I can't but feel that a) if I'm on a 50-60 road and cars would actually drive the limit, I'd be fine on the road, but I know that between these cities most cars will drive 100-110 most times of the day. The wind gust a car (or worse a semi) produces is strong enough to knock you of your bike which makes its extremely dangerous and b) I'm not a complete *******, so if I see someone walking I would obviously slow down/stop.
So with that information, if anyone would have any tips on how to bike between these cities, it would be greatly appreciated!!
Side note: I know this can be a sensitive topic, and I understand that some might say "if you can't bike, get off the road", but I hope that driving daily in the Netherlands for about 29 years gives me some credit on my biking skills, so hopefully those comments can be limited (but I won't take any offence if you still feel you must!)