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Monday, August 26, 2013
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I appreciate Morgan Green’s letter about the bicyclists who ride with blatant disregard for laws, stop signs, traffic lights, and other people who happen to be on the street. She expresses my concerns and frustration exactly. As a pedestrian, I am more worried about being knocked silly by a bicyclist than by any driver.

I offered my opinions on a recent online survey sent by COAST, and I think others may have done the same, so I hope they are paying attention. I also hope that the Bicycle Coalition is addressing these concerns. It should be obvious to those organizations that the promotion of bicycle ridership must include an emphasis on lawful and sensible behavior.

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I've "Clothes-Lined", a few Bicyclers in my time and think nothing of it!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2013 at 6:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Stop imitating me dou4now. There is no room for a copy-cat clothes-liner in this town.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2013 at 1:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

yeah and [some of] the mountain bikers terrify elders, kids, and horsemen as they careen down the frontcountry trails: same cavalier disregard for the safety of others.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
August 27, 2013 at 7:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"As a pedestrian, I am more worried about being knocked silly by a bicyclist than by any driver."

Of course--you should be worried about being maimed or killed if a car hits you!

"It should be obvious to those organizations that the promotion of bicycle ridership must include an emphasis on lawful and sensible behavior"

The problem isn't bicycles, it's the people riding them...and possibly some of the *types* of bicyclists--such as the (downhill) mountain bikers that DrDan brings up. (Adrenaline junkies are not often the most considerate of personalities.)

My question is, how it would be possible to teach anyone "lawful and sensible behavior", when most people no longer understand simple etiquette?

equus_posteriori (anonymous profile)
August 28, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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