Here’s lookin at you Onion:
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I will preface this by saying I am a cyclist and a car owner. I suppose this gives me a greater insight into the tension I see everyday between cyclists and drivers.
I learned how to drive on the east coast in Massachusetts where cyclists were few and far between on the shoulders of the roads (bike lanes are catching on). I never really had to check my rearview and side mirrors for a car and a cyclist, just a car. Now I am in Boulder, Colorado and there are cyclists everywhere. From those in bike lane to those keeping up with traffic, they are something to be aware of at all times.
What I wanted to bring up today is this: what can cyclists and drivers do to share the road in the safest way? Here is what I found out from Boulder’s Bicyclists Rights and Responsibilities Page:
“Obey all regulatory signs and traffic lights
Just ‘cause you lost your training wheels, you don’t rule the road. Your bike is considered a vehicle, just like a car, and you must obey traffic laws… Stop completely at lights and stop signs.
Enter crosswalks at pedestrian speed.
Lighten Up: Use a headlight mounted to your handlebars at night. Equip your bike with rear and side reflectors. It’s the law.
Use hand signals.
As a driver I cannot plead more for EVERY CYCLIST riding at night to have some form of light. It scares me (as a cyclist and driver) to be constantly looking for a person who will not show up unless my headlights are on them.
That is careless and disrespectful.
Now there is no driver’s responsibilities page but I think it would include:
- Stop COMPLETELY before the crosswalk when taking a right hand turn.
- Give an open car doors length when passing (especially on residential streets).
Now I have to ask for your help. Is there anything that should be added to the list?
Hi! I am Jeff Meyer, as you may have guessed by the address bar, and this my first shot at blogging.
Since your time is valuable I will post the about me from my StumbleUpon account:
I love food, music and reading. In the winter I snowboard and the other three seasons it’s mountain and road biking, basketball and . I enjoy philosophy, politics, and sports as well as crossword puzzles and NPR. I am addicted to the Red Sox, Pats, Celts and fantasy baseball as much as I am addicted to NPR and music. I am recent grad of CU Boulder, as a Philosophy major.
I will entertain you from here on out with musings about the world, agree or disagree please comment!