Thursday, July 10, 2008

Who owns the road: bicyclist vs. driver with an ironic twist

This is an interesting story about the tensions that exist between bicyclists and motorists, but its more than just that. First of all, it's bicycle story set in Portland, which you know will be interesting in its own right. But add the fact that driver in this story has been a bicycle advocate for over 30 years, and it really starts to get interesting.

Question: Have you ever confronted an unruly bicycle rider while driving? After reading this story, would you?


Charles said...

I have never encountered a bicyclist like the one in the story and hope I never do, but a lot of kids break all the laws when riding and I am amazed they never seem to get hurt. Seems like we need some way to educate them so they do not get hurt.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you charles. I think a public information campaign combined with refresher course in the schools could help matters some. With increased riders during the nice weather and high gas prices, it might make sense to pursue something like this.

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