Friday, October 19, 2007

Share the friggin road

I am a proponent of commuting via bicycle. I am aware of the cyclists around me and do my best to be a good car-bicycle citizen. But you know what really gets me? Cyclists who do not share the road. I just spent 10 minutes stuck behind two cyclists who used the entire lane down a good portion of California Avenue, riding 20 mph or less. A whole string of cars were backed up behind them.

There is room for both bikes and cars on most streets, side-by-side. Do unto others, dudes, and you'll garner more support for the pro-bicycle position.

1 comment:

sheila said...

I hear ya. I especially am bugged when bikers sail through red lights and weave in and out of traffic. They want to be "treated like cars," but they often don't act like cars.