Portola Valley: Rights, responsibilities and interests of cyclists are key in new committee
Original post made on Sep 27, 2011
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on Sep 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm
I am very dubious that the "alleged" incidents in this article actually happened. Did a bicyclist get off his bicycle, find a rock on the side of the road, then heave it at a boy? Come on. Maybe his tire kicked up a pebble, but that is hardly what the article states. A passing car could kick that stone at a much higher velocity. This kind of yellow journalism just increases road rage instead of helping to create safer streets for everyone.
on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Equestrians should get their horses under control. As I understand, this ride was rerouted to avoid the stable area.
Also, the jackboots who were ticketing cyclists for "rolling through a right turn" might want to give the same treatment to the vehicles who routinely follow and menace cyclists (not to mention, who *also* roll through right turns). It's all about revenue generation, after all...
As a cyclist, I have equal rights to these roads, and I WILL use them.
on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:36 am
Just so we're clear about the Loop. There are no "bike lanes" as legally defined by the CA Code on the loop, except for Sand Hill. The other areas are shoulders marked with little bicycle symbols in the hopes that cyclists will ride on an area they are not legally required to ride. They're not continuous or wide enough to be considered "bike lanes" according to CA Code