30 May '16, 6pm

How do we deal with people riding bikes on the sidewalk?

Lloyd, that old 'cars do this and that' argument has no cred re the subject of sidewalk cyclists. There is zero justification for riding your bike on the sidewalk. Of course there are dangerous roads, where cyclists will be at greater risk, but that's the nature of the activity which you accept when you choose the bike as your mode of transportation. You and your bike, are a vehicle, governed by the Traffic Act as any other. The idea that you can head onto a sidewalk any time you feel at risk, is a selfish act that in essence says "my safety is more important than yours" and that entitled attitude, is precisely the issue here and the problem that needs to change. Cycling will always be a high risk activity. The onus is on the cyclist to protect themselves with adequate equipment, skill and knowledge of the Traffic Act. If that responsibility and it's risks are beyond what ...

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