Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a UC Merced student, drives his car Friday in Merced. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. “Merced is different,” Wild says. “I’m not comfortable enough with the drivers yet on the road. People drive really crazy here, and it makes me feel anxious and it feels more dangerous than other places where I’ve biked.” Seattle-based Walk Score gives Merced a walkability ranking of 41 out of 100.
Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a UC Merced student, drives his car Friday in Merced. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. “Merced is different,” Wild says. “I’m not comfortable enough with the drivers yet on the road. People drive really crazy here, and it makes me feel anxious and it feels more dangerous than other places where I’ve biked.” Seattle-based Walk Score gives Merced a walkability ranking of 41 out of 100. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
Mark Wild, 26, of Santa Cruz and a UC Merced student, drives his car Friday in Merced. Wild says he is not comfortable riding his bike around Merced and relies on his car to get around the city. “Merced is different,” Wild says. “I’m not comfortable enough with the drivers yet on the road. People drive really crazy here, and it makes me feel anxious and it feels more dangerous than other places where I’ve biked.” Seattle-based Walk Score gives Merced a walkability ranking of 41 out of 100. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

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