Tuesday, November 06, 2007

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Folk cycling.

doug has left a new comment on your post "Folk cycling":

is passing a clot of cars stopped at a light and waiting for the light in front of them illegal?

i do that because i feel safer positioning myself separate from the cars where they can see me before hammering the gas pedal when the light goes green.

i break other rules all the time. i run stop signs and, far less often, stop lights. i have rules, though: i don't go through intersections if a car is stopped or already moving through. if pedestrians are moving through the intersection, i always pass behind them so they aren't startled by me flying by at 10mph.

i also occasionally take the sidewalk (going sloooowly of course) to get past thick traffic that leaves no room even for a bicycle. i always apologize to pedestrians, but most people don't mind because most people think bikes belong on the sidewalks anyways.

Posted by doug to Cyclelicious at 11/06/2007 12:05:00 PM