11.06.2009

the stop sign... the bicycle... and san francisco

in the NY TIMES
www.nytimes.com

funny... this thing about the bicyclist running the stop sign
cars roll through the stop signs and put people at risk
bicycles roll through the stop sign... and well... it makes people angry
but seldom do they put anyone at risk
if done correctly... they should roll through safely themselves

control the car chaos
make the streets safe for bicyclists and pedestrians
then enforce laws for them as well
until then
except that pedestrians and cyclists are putting themselves where they are most safe

in the case of the pedestrian...
if the pedestrian is not safe crossing in the crosswalk
then there should be no penalty for crossing mid block

as with the cyclist...
they are riding where they are most safe
when the laws protect the cyclists
then the laws will apply to the cyclist
until then accept the chaos

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