Comment 59224

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted February 03, 2011 at 15:59:48

As a pedestrian, I hate bikes on sidewalks.

As a driver, I hate bikes on sidewalks.

If I'm driving and a bike is in front of me I slow down and share the road. When it is safe for both of us, and eventually it will be, I pass the bicyclist. It slows things down a little, but so what? In the downtown streetscapes where the buildings are right on top of both the sidewalk and the street (like King street) a driver wanting to make a turn onto a one-way will not be able to see a bike riding on the sidewalk until it's far too late. My favorite as a driver is when a bike rides AGAINST the one-way traffic flow on the sidewalk, that's just asking for an accident.

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