brycerider wrote:There are Strava segments along the front of Southbank and the Casino.
Should these be culled too?
Some personal responsibility would go a long way.
No-one is compelling anyone to ride a bike in a dangerous manner. Thats a choice the rider makes.
They probably should be - and if I understand correctly, there's a facility in Strava for tagging dangerous segments that need to be reviewed.
But that's not so easy to automate... unlike segments that are blatantly downhill.
That said, I don't expect Strava to make any such changes. At least, not until the current litigations are dealt with in court. It wouldn't be a good look for them to be deleting downhill segments en mass due to safety concerns, at the same time as their lawyers are arguing the case that they have no control over dangerous riding beyond repeatedly telling everybody to ride safely.
I'm lucky to live in a smaller city, which isn't absolutely blanketed by Strava stages. There are lots of them, but we have easy enough access to quiet country roads that people don't feel compelled to create (and race) "hill bomb" segments in town. Most of the notable climbs around the place have segments defined going up and down, but they're mostly out of town and without significant intersections.
And I entirely agree that it's the rider's choice to not ride dangerously. That's great, except for the riders who only need a tiny bit of encouragement to make stupid choices.