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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lessons Not Lines

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I am sick and tired of all the nonsense surrounding bike lanes in this city/province/country. The fact is that those who need to be confined by them won’t respect them and those who respect the lanes don’t need them. Cyclists who jump the curb, ride through stop signs, don't signal, ignore most of the rules of the road are not going to wake up, see some lines on the road and all of a sudden become respectful cyclists. Ditto for car drivers. Drivers who are oblivious or hateful toward cyclists on the road are not going to start checking their blind spots for two-wheelers just because there are lines on the road.

Instead of wasting money on expanding roadways and painting superficial lines on the road, try promoting safe driving for all through a media blitz. Try getting cops to issue fines for idiots who ignore the simple rules of the road; those behind the steering wheel and handlebars alike.

We've all got a responsibility to share the road and if you're going to be an idiot, have a whopping fine to learn your lesson. —Bike Me

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