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#19274

OMG: To all the people who ride their bikes to school, bikes go on the road not on the sidewalk. I will not move if you rapidly ring your bell at me to get by because you aren't supposed to be on the sidwalk to begin with.

42 comments

  1. You're right. After about the age of five or six the bicycle no longer belongs on the sidewalk.

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  2. 100% agreed. Also bikers, don't give me a dirty look when I'm being forced to give you space on the sidewalk. YOU aren't supposed to be biking there in the first place.

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  3. YES. There's a bike lane for a reason...

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  4. then i'll just have to run right over you..bowling for humans anyone?

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    1. Have fun with the ticket you get for that bud.

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  5. Can't win as a cyclist. Cars honk at you and pedestrians give you dirty looks or write stupid comments on message boards.

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    1. No one likes us :(

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    2. just bike responsibly and don't give a fuck

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    3. I'll kick your fucking bike over.

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  6. Honestly I feel bad for cyclists. I have no problem moving over... The road can be ultra dangerous. All it takes is one unattentive driver and you're DEAD. I don't want them to have to take that risk.

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    1. no, you won't get killed if you are hit by a car. just injured in most situations.

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    2. I completely agree. The only time that cyclists ever worry me on the sidewalk is when they're biking incredibly fast; that seems a little dangerous for both parties.

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    3. Wear protective gear, it's no different than anything else. Unlike whatever country you are from, in order to get your drivers license, you need to learn about how to share the road with bikers. Isrivers not paying attention is an issue for a biker who is trained in bike safety. Get off the fucking sidewalk if you aren't walking.

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  7. I don't want you to move when I ring my bell. I want you to keep going the way you're going and NOT make any sudden movements that might put us on a collision course.

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    1. Same here, I ring for two reasons. The one you stated, I don't want to hit you. And so that as I fly by on the grass you don't get startled. But I try to always bike on the road. Only time that I would pass a pedestrian is while on a trail or path.

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    2. The route I tak to school includes many narrow sidewalks with no grass bouelevards and I have had people ring their bell at me multiple times on my way to and from school to get by me when they were going in the opposite direction.

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  8. will you lose a hair by moving over? fucking aspie kid

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  9. I'd rather risk hitting you with my bike than getting hit by a 4000lb car. Sorry.

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    1. fuck you, i'm stiff arming the next biker that comes past me on the sidewalk

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    2. By this logic motorcycles should be driving on the sidewalks then too

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    3. No, motorcycles are motorized, capable of moving at the rate of traffic, and weigh more. Basic physics: if you get hit by something that has a larger mass and is travelling faster, more damage is going to be the result.

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  10. #9 Yeah, but if you hit a pedestrian while cycling illegally on the sidewalk, goodluck with that lawsuit.

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    1. *rides away* *never sees asshat again* Doesn't seem too bad.

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    2. my life > money

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    3. MY LIFE FOR AIUR

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  11. Everyone hates cyclists.
    Seriously, if it's a busy street with no bike lane I'm riding on the sidewalk. As long as you're courteous and careful it shouldn't be a problem.
    I slow down when I pass people on the sidewalk giving lots of room, or ride on the road briefly to get around them.
    I agree it's annoying when people fly by you though.

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  12. work harder and then you can get a car - Jeremy Clarkson

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  13. The thing is: when you hit a pedestrian, you are likely to fall over and get injured more badly than the pedestrian

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    1. i hit a pedestrian from behind once

      my whole bike flipped while the person kept walking to class after muttering "you should've warned me first"

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  14. Op is a little bitch.

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  15. Strongly disagree OP. Cyclists do not belong on the road. They're a dangerous menace no matter where they are, but the sidewalk is the least of two evils. Cars have to slow down behind them bc cyclists can't go 60km/h like most roads are and a masdive line if cars going 60km/h + to pass them has far mkre potential for danger than them ringing a bell at you on the sidewalk

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    1. The Highway Traffic Act currently considers a bicycle a vehicle.

      The bigger issue is that there are terrible cyclists who use sidewalks because they aren't good enough to use roads.

      My biggest peeve is when there is a bike lane and they still use a sidewalk.

      I cycle and I walk, I'm a proper pedestrian and cyclist. If you want to ride your bike on the sidewalk, get out of the way of pedestrians when you come upon them or get on the road.

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  16. Fucking bicyclists should stick to the side walk.

    I HATE when I have an idiot on a bike riding in front of me when I'm driving.

    Go on the god damn side walk.

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    1. are you fucking serious?

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    2. As a driver I hate you. This is where bikes legally belong. Fuck off. Just share. It never lasts long and at most it slows you down for maybe two minutes.

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  17. They like to try and have the advantages of both categories without any of the disadvantages. They like to think that they're vehicles so that cars have to stop for them and cause accidents and traffic. Though when they're stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic on the road, they like to pretend that they're prdestrians and use the sidewalk.

    That's why both motorists and pedestrians hate them.

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  18. I bike 8k to school every day that the weather is agreeable, I've only ever riding on the sidewalk when it is a shortcut or shared trail (iron horse or laurel trail included). I see no reason for bikers to feel afraid on the road, but if so, simply don't wear a helmet. Studies have shown that not wearing a helmet gives you an extra 6 inches (avg) of space by passing vehicles.

    I bet too many people are just pussies on the road. You are a vehicle who does have right of way - take the whole lane if you need it (poor road/no bikelane)

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    1. "simply don't wear a helmet"

      Not sure if troll or completely stupid...

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  19. I sympathize when it's a busy road, but walking along Ring Road the other day, I had half a dozen bikers pass me in the space of about two minutes. There's a lot of pedestrian traffic and relatively little car traffic (compared to, for example, University Ave) on Ring Road—so why are people biking on the sidewalk?

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  20. Amen. I'm a cyclist and it bewilders me when I see adults biking on the sidewalk, given the fact that every major street in Waterloo has bike lanes (except for King of course). Only time I think it's acceptable is if your bike still has training wheels, or if you are in south side Chicago.

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  21. there should be a bike lane beside the side walk where cars don't splash you and weave into your lane at high speed.

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