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I feel that a large part of the problem is bicyclists schizophrenia. Are they following pedestrian rules, car rules, motorcycle rules or bicycle rules? All of the above, depending on which is best for the cyclist at that moment. If bicycles were simply required to follow the rules of motorcycles, a lot of problems would be avoided.
If cyclists were actually penalized for breaking said rules it would ease a lot of the conflict. What part of the word "sidewalk" says "Ride your bike here", I do not understand. Similarly, if I drove up the right side of a line of traffic to pass all those waiting at a light, I'd probably lose my license. Not to mention that doing so repeatedly puts the cyclist at risk because the same cars passing them have to pass them again and again.
We don't need more rules, we need simpler rules and we need those simpler rules to be enforced.
posted 2 years, 12 months ago
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