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Discussion: Cycling on sidewalks

in: Becks; Becks > 2011-06-05

Jun 6, 2011 12:10 AM # 
I'm not a fan of people cycling on sidewalks for just the reason you mentioned. I think it's more dangerous for the cyclists too because a person can jump out in front of you much quicker than a car can.
Jun 6, 2011 12:11 AM # 
The only people I can understand doing it are little kids, where they wobble all over the place and can't damage other people that much by being there. Grown men should be on the road. People do it loads here when they want to go the wrong way down a one way street, but this guy was going in the direction of traffic too! Angry Becky!
Jun 6, 2011 1:01 AM # 
and illegal, most places. Quite a few pedestrians are injured by cyclists in cities. Of course, quite a few cyclists are injured by cars out in the street.
Jun 6, 2011 1:43 AM # 
Cars are predictable (mostly), pedestrians aren't. I'll take cars over pedestrians almost unequivocally.

There are a lot of stupid cyclists around, I understand your anger Becky. I once saw a guy biking the wrong way in a bike lane... I wasn't impressed!
Jun 6, 2011 5:36 PM # 
argh, also a pet hate of mine, I have taken to shouting at adult cyclists on the pavement and obstructing them wherever possible but they generally can't get up enough speed here to knock you over.
Jun 6, 2011 7:07 PM # 
my favourite this year was the cyclist who was trying to ride on the pavement in February between the 2m high snow banks, and who kept getting stuck because the path wasn't wide enough. Everyone was walking on the road anyway.
Jun 6, 2011 7:16 PM # 
I just came across another one who totally cut me up when I was lugging a bit heavy magnet across town. In my head I was a super hero who swiped his wallet and demagnetised all his cards. In reality I just got a bit mad again.
Jun 6, 2011 8:04 PM # 
um why were you carrying a large magnet around??
Jun 6, 2011 8:06 PM # 
It attracts large metal bicycles.
Jun 6, 2011 8:22 PM # 
We borrowed it from someone for some cell separations we're doing. Which is a lot less exciting than Neil's answer!
Jun 6, 2011 8:37 PM # 
The problem is that you would want it to attract the carbon fibre bicycles not the metals one. Silly Neil...
Jun 6, 2011 8:39 PM # 
Rescuing "Magneto" from his glass prison could work too :)
Jun 6, 2011 8:43 PM # 
Actually, since Becky has become a lean, mean training machine, she gets attracted to the bicycles...
Jun 10, 2011 12:23 AM # 
Yesterday I saw a guy cycling the wrong way in z bike lane... while playing the guitar. I was impressed.

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