Side­walk cy­clists not pedes­tri­ans

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Thanks for the jeers to the side­walk cy­clists.

Jeers, as well, to their as­sump­tion that, be­ing on the side­walk, they are pedes­tri­ans and have the right-of-way (with­out look­ing for traf­fic, of course) at in­ter­sec­tions.

Does rid­ing on the side­walk con­vert the bi­cy­cle, which is a ve­hi­cle, into a pedes­trian? If one drives one’s car on the side­walk, will it be­come a pedes­trian, too? Don’t try it, please.

If cy­clists will ride their ve­hi­cles on the road, and obey the ve­hic­u­lar rules of the road (on the right side of the road, please), it will be eas­ier to “share the road,” as the signs say. Then, those who are on foot won’t have to share the side­walk. Carl Mathis Char­lot­te­town

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