The problem is that many cyclists don't have relatively advanced skills such as glancing back without changing the direction of their steering, then quickly maneuvering over the tracks at a 90 degree angle. Throw in streetcars and the usual impatient drivers into the mix, and it spells disaster. I'm surprised there's just one lawsuit pending. I heard of one cyclist who fell twice on the tracks and broke an elbow each time. And you don't have to be on your cell phone or distracted to crash, as the city claims. You just have to be nervous, a somewhat unskilled rider, a category which encompasses many people, and unfamiliar with the downtown route.