I was reading this story on the news this morning about cyclists and their injuries, all caused by a lack of sharing apparently.
That’s right folks, cyclists should not have to share their bike paths with slow moving unregistered pedestrians. It causes accidents! This reminds me of another argument that goes along the lines of car drivers should not have to share their roads with slow moving unregistered cyclists, it causes accidents. It seems cyclists can’t share the road with cars, and can’t share bike tracks with pedestrians.
Now we’ve had dozens of threads about cyclists, pedestrians and cyclists, cars and cyclists, so you would think by now that the cyclists have learned that it is time to share. For some reason I still see silly buggers riding down parts of Canberra Avenue where there is no road bike lane, and totally ignore the bike path that runs along the north side of that busy road. I’ve seen them take on buses in the bus interchange. Yes, riding down the middle of the road, changing lanes at will, randomly and often enough to make you think they need riding lessons. Then there’s that idiot who rides down Commonwealth Avenue every morning who has road raged several buses and cars for “not leaving a gap wide enough for me to pass you” on the left. when it is illegal to pass because that’s creating another lane of traffic. Besides, he can pass on the footpath, that being perfectly legal here in the ACT.
I’m happy to share the road with these slow moving chicanes, yet they seem unhappy to share the road with cars, and unhappy to share the footpaths with pedestrians.