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artbrooks BS: Bicycles on the sidewalk (401* d) RE: BS: Bicycles on the sidewalk 28 Jun 13

As a cyclist, I come to a full (foot down) stop for all red lights and to a track stand at stop signs. I only put my foot down if there is oncoming traffic. Anyone who feels he has a right to ride through a stop sign is a moron.

BTW, those cuts in sidewalks/pavements at intersections are for wheelchairs, not bicycles.

A problem that I don't think has been addressed is that many cyclists are too young to have taken drivers' training and gotten a license (I assume that something of the sort is required in the UK as well as in the US), so they may be honestly ignorant of the basic rules of the road. A think that makes me cringe is seeing someone ride the wrong way, facing traffic. Besides the fact that they are in my space, any collision involves the sum of the velocities of the vehicles involved.

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