In “The arrogance of the bike-path runner” I agreed with much of what David Bauer said but his tone could use some work.
I cannot remember the last time that a biker has stopped for me in a pedestrian crosswalk on our trails or streets. As a citizen bike advocate I have helped to design some difficult bike/ped/car intersections in our city. We have chosen designs that assume bikers will disobey trail signage and pedestrian right-of-way. So the next time Mr. Bauer wants to yell at a pedestrian for breaking the law in his bike path, he might want to think twice. I do the same when a biker ignores me as a pedestrian in a crosswalk. And I urge my fellow bikers to think about etiquette and courtesy on our trails.
A frequent city biker, walker, and jogger