Cyclists must obey traffic laws

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I say baloney to Mr. Sharpe’s letter regarding cyclists feeling unsafe on roads so it’s better to illegally ride on safer sidewalks and put pedestrians at risk.

I’ve travelled around Truro early morning and late night; no traffic to speak of, and still cyclists riding on sidewalks in both directions of traffic flow.

It’s just a matter of time when someone steps out of a bank or store not thinking they should have to look both ways because this is not a road and gets t-boned by a guy or lady on a bike, moving at a speed of 10 to 15 kms and seriously hurts the unprotected pedestrian.

Can we say lawsuit? Cyclists feel immune to the law.


Paul Dunn

Bible Hill

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  • Jeff Johnston
    July 12, 2014 - 17:48

    You are a fool without common sense . The risk to cyclists from cars is far far greater then the risk to pedestrians from bikes . If you ride a mountain bike you should always ride on the sidewalk .

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2014 - 22:12

      If you ride a mountain bike you should ride it on the mountain... SideWALKS are not the spot. If people ARE going to bike on the sidewalk they should at least get off the bike and walk it when they pass people. You mentioned common sense? So many times I've had bikes buzz past me from behind with no warning. I guess I need eyes on the back of my head? One errant step to the left or right and I'm getting smoked in the back by someone who should be using COMMON SENSE. I agree with Paul Dunn.

    • Darryl
      July 14, 2014 - 06:46

      Jeff, so you're saying that all mountain bike drivers should break the law?