Off the sidewalks cyclists!

You were cycling down the middle of a crowded sidewalk, (helmetless, of course). I was feeling grumpy and chose not to step aside. I bumped you with my shoulder and you got really angry. Someone reminded you that cycling on the sidewalk is illegal and dangerous. You threatened to beat me up. Luckily I'm too old to beat up, you said. I may be old, but common sense and the law are on my side: Cyclists: stay off the sidewalks.

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"Why can't we all get along?"

Oct 20, 2021 at 9:04pm

That was a famous quote by Rodney King in 1992 in response to him getting brutalized by the L.A. cops. If you don't know that history suggest you net search it. The poster who is telling us about his experience with the cyclist on the sidewalk coming near to violence should realize if we the people of this World don't learn to all get along; we will all very likely be facing a World peril greater than ever before.

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Familiar?

Oct 21, 2021 at 12:15am

Leave no stone unturned so they say.

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I do

Oct 21, 2021 at 12:38am

Not move out of the way for those selfish Dimwits.

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Anonymous

Oct 21, 2021 at 6:17am

That happened to me every day but I would play chicken with them and force them to the curb. Such indignation.
And fuck those food delivery people

MOJITA

Oct 21, 2021 at 7:04am

It's time for scooters, bikes and e bikes off the sidewalks before someone gets killed! It's getting worse by the day. Now they are even invading the walking paths where they already have their own lane. Let's start seeing some enforcement of the law.

Anonymous

Oct 21, 2021 at 8:25am

Common sense, maybe? The law, sorry to have to spread the news to you is a joke. It's on your side if you're a white man, white woman, or wealthy. The rest will have the law weaponized against them. You seem sure of yourself I'm guessing you fall somewhere thereabouts.

This is one of the hardest things.

Oct 21, 2021 at 9:06am

About living in this era. This is so common anymore, people like the cyclist on the sidewalk - arrogant, entitled, mean, self-interested and some even scary at times. This one is riding a bike in between walkers of all types and ages and when called on it, reacts with a threat. Like when I honked at someone going up my street the wrong way, then the brakes squealed, they backed up at high speed, started screaming profanities and threatening me with all kind of injury. Luckily a neighbour turned up. And here so far 25 people have down voted and think this is OK somehow. We are so fucked.

I ride on empty sidewalks

Oct 21, 2021 at 9:31am

And paths and any other right of passage. However I always defer to pedestrians. Immediately. Off the sidewalk path whatever. Period

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on the subject of sidewalk Etiquette....

Oct 21, 2021 at 2:21pm

will you god damn pedestrians stop crossing the street when the red hand is flashing. the flashing hand doesnt mean "you're running out of time, better start crossing now before it's too late"... it means "you're too late, gonna have to wait for the next light. the rest of the time that the traffic light is green is meant for vehicles who are trying to turn".

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Tyler

Oct 21, 2021 at 2:46pm

If that person was walking their bike they would have taken up twice as much space on the sidewalk. Would you have shouldered them then as well?

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