Monday, March 15, 2010

Here's a fine article about bike/car coexistence. Cool, you think...until you read the comments

Here's the link. The piece was written by an ex Ann Arbor police detective, it says, and all is well, uh, until you read the comments. Damned arrogant Ann Arbor cyclists anyway, especially around the university, where they ride on the damn sidewalks....

I almost got hit by a cyclist on a Denver sidewalk day before yesterday. She came around a blind corner on a freaky narrow piece of sidewalk and almost fell down to avoid hitting me.

There's nothing legal, appropriate or cool about sidewalk cycling. Hard to blame the motoring masses for their upset, not that they don't offend in far more frequent, flagrant ways - carelessly putting their neighbors in harm's way. Not just carelessly - righteously.

It's "get out of my way," until Sunday morning. All that Sunday unselfishness lasts until the drive home, when sure enough some of them damn cyclists are riding side-by-side again this week. I'll show 'em....

1 comment:

Jim said...

I hate to say it but the car drivers are correct. Very, very few of us bicycle riders really DO follow the rules of the road. Our children see us running stop signs and red lights on bicycle and follow our "good" example.

In Palo Alto, California, near Stanford University, cyclists break laws at an incredible rate.

And I rarely (if ever) drive a car. However, if we want to be treated like vehicles -- we need to ACT like vehicles.