[*BCM*] this guy...
engulfanddevour at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 01:30:39 EDT 2007
Got this on myspace...
I guess this was printed in the phoenix today:
Two sides to every story
Your in-memoriam piece on bicyclist Kelly Wallace said she was "hit by
a car in a crosswalk." You didn't say whether she was obeying
motor-vehicle laws at the time. That's key. Most bike riders in
Boston, for example, run red lights. Did she?
Many bikers ride against traffic, too, and in between rows of cars.
They also whoosh by on sidewalks, treating people like inconvenient
meat pylons on cement slalom courses. They're supposed to ride slowly,
announcing their presence via bells, but few to none do. What do they
care if mere pedestrians suddenly turn and get maimed by 200 pounds of
rolling steel? Yet they expect the public to care about them. Perhaps
they should stop caring so much about "global warming" and start being
more courteous to their fellow humans.
Unless and until cyclists start obeying current laws (for instance, by
using reflectors and lights at night, and by discontinuing to ride
without the use of hands) they shouldn't be surprised if "dooring"
becomes a fine — and widely practiced — art. It's not enough to wear
helmets; cyclists need to use what's inside those helmets, too.
Robert A. Sides
hey google! Thanks....
1584 Beacon St, Apt A
Brookline, MA 02446-2257
Call this ding-dong.
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