Cyclists don’t own roads |

Cyclists don’t own roads

In response to the person’s assertion that bicyclists do something to cut down on traffic and parking congestion, all I have to say is, that doesn’t appear to be the case on my street, at least. If anything, they contribute to it, particularly the parking congestion issue.

I see it all the time, all day, everyday. Vehicles (usually SUVs) driving to an area with bikes attached and parking (haphazardly and often illegally), only to unload their bike and ride it somewhere (usually ignoring traffic laws in the process, like running stop signs) and then bring it back to their vehicle to load it up and then drive off.

So tell me, where are the bicyclists helping the congestion problem? I frankly don’t see it. If you want to ride your bike, fine, ride your bike, but leave the SUV at home, please.

Personally I’d like to see bicycle riders pay a registration fee like the rest of us do for using the roadways. At least then they would be contributing something. Learn to obey the traffic laws also, people. It’s no wonder you get in accidents. CVC requires that bike riders follow the rules of the road. Unfortunately, they rarely do.

Seems you think you own the road. You don’t.

Harry W. Johnson III

Nevada City

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