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Cycling in pedestrian areas

By Delish - 2 March 2009 20

Why do cyclist insist on riding on their bikes in the confined and heavy foot traffic area of Gus’s, Milk and Honey, Cafe Essen and also across the road in the narrow path that holds Cream, Sammy’s, Wagaman etc. I am sick and tired of nearly being bashed into by some stupid girl or boy on a bike. I must say that it is not your ‘normal’ cyclist it is normally some stupid little idiot in knee high socks, stupid hat and or sunnies with big ass handle bars.

 When I grab their handle bars that are normally coming towards my stomach, chest or face depending on the stupid handle bar thing, they seem to get offended when I tell them to ‘get off their bike’. I really wish that their is a no riding policy in the city where their is a built up pedestrian area.  It is dangerous and could really hurt or injure some one

[ED – here we go… again]

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Cycling in pedestrian areas
AngryHenry 2:28 pm 03 Mar 09

Build a bridge people…

Then we can argue over who has the right of way regarding the use of it.

Delish 2:22 pm 03 Mar 09

No not selfish…. Trouble maker ;0

Read the tag – mwah!

PS They are actually on training wheels!

Kramer 2:04 pm 03 Mar 09

Usual pedestrian selfishness, not wanting to share with the friendly cyclists. It’s so sad when people can’t stand someone else having fun.

New Yeah 1:16 pm 03 Mar 09

normally some stupid little idiot in knee high socks… When I grab their handle bars… blah blah blah

Dude, do you just do this if the cyclist is smaller than you? How can being agro make this situation better?

Whatsup 11:36 am 03 Mar 09

Alrighty. Pedestrians and Cyclists, everybody out. Yes, everybody off the streets. If you can’t play nicely then don’t play at all.

Is that better ?

Delish 9:08 am 03 Mar 09

Shiny Flu…. Wow…

That was a mouthful…. So many assumptions!

Hope you feel better now!

How about you sneeze in a bag and see if you can make that shiny flu a snot face ;0

Kizzle 8:46 am 03 Mar 09

Yesterday I saw someone riding through the interchange right out front of that body building shop ringing their bell for ppl to move.. this was around 5pm and there were heaps of people around. I felt like knocking the idiot off. I ride a bike to, but half of them a pack of idiots.. except me, of course.

captainwhorebags 10:04 pm 02 Mar 09

Turn that street in to a one way shared zone and give the cyclists better access to the road.

shiny flu 9:03 pm 02 Mar 09

When I grab their handle bars that are normally coming towards my stomach, chest or face depending on the stupid handle bar thing, they seem to get offended when I tell them to ‘get off their bike’. I really wish that their is a no riding policy in the city where their is a built up pedestrian area. It is dangerous and could really hurt or injure some one

You are completely stupid.

How about I grab your mobile phone when you’re in the cinema/restaurant/library etc. because I don’t like the excessive noise? Sure it’s petty and I would give the phone back, but it’s also potentially illegal should one want to pursue the case. What you are doing to people is also quite dangerous putting you and the person riding in an unsafe situation. Are you forgetting that you’re in Civic? It’s a populated busy area. You are not a city ranger nor a police officer. It is not your right nor responsibility to enforce the law.

They are completely stupid.

Grail is right, 10m exclusion zone in front of a business and the simple fact that every moving vehicle has to give pedestrians right of way- even if the pedestrians are being stupid as you are. People shouldn’t ride through, but people do.

The reason why you are experiencing issues when you are trying to fulfill your yuppie dining dreams is that Civic is poorly designed for mixed transportion use. Especially thoroughfares in and out of the city centre.

You need to wear a high-visibility jacket.

Americanberran 7:01 pm 02 Mar 09

My friend got grazed by a bike last year somewhere on “pedestrian lane”.. only to have the rider utter invectives at him, as he rabidly sped off. I should know, I was there.. amblin’ ever-so easily along the “non-blind” side. LOL

deye 6:41 pm 02 Mar 09

If I stand beside my bike and walk it through that path I take up the entire path width. If I ride it through – when it isn’t crowded and very very slowly, I take up less width and one person can get past in the other direction. If it’s busy then I go the long way around.

astrojax 6:06 pm 02 Mar 09

Why do cyclist insist on riding on their bikes in the confined and heavy foot traffic area of Gus’s, Milk and Honey, Cafe Essen and also across the road in the narrow path that holds Cream, Sammy’s, Wagaman etc

specifically to annoy people who complain on blogs, i’d rekkun…

i saw a duck once. where is maelinar these days??

Skidbladnir 5:50 pm 02 Mar 09

Grail said :

And what does the ED mean by “here we go again”?

Cyclist flamebaiting and mutual abuse is something of a RiotACT sport.

Grail 5:41 pm 02 Mar 09

It’s illegal to ride a bike or skateboard within 10m of the public entrance of a shop already.

And what does the ED mean by “here we go again”? Hrm?

Stupid people are stupid, regardless of whether they’re (ex-MLA) Michael Moore bitching about cyclists using “his” road or stupidly riding bikes in pedestrian thoroughfares.

Tony 5:36 pm 02 Mar 09

Or worse, when they share a narrow road lane (without a dedicated bike lane) with traffic doing 60-80km/h and complain when they get hit.

Im a cyclist, but let be be the first to say that some people are just f’in retards.

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