Pedestrians create risks for riders
Cycling is one of my favourite ways to get exercise, and my bicycle is my main means of transportation. But more often than not, riding through this city is a nightmare. For example, car doors are constantly being blindly swung open into the bike lanes on Wyandotte Street, and instead of an apology all you get is dirty looks. On top of that, you have pedestrians hastily jaywalking without taking the slightest look before stepping onto the road. Also, the Riverfront Trail, which according to www. visitwindsoressex.com is “two paths: one for cyclists/ rollerbladers and a riverfront promenade for strollers and walkers,” is terribly clogged by erratically walking pedestrians, who seem to have no idea that they are on the wrong path, despite the numerous posted and painted signs.
I don’t know what I can do at this point besides stick an air horn on my bicycle and just lay into it.
This mass ignorance will only lead to more injured cyclists and pedestrians. What can we do to educate our residents on safe and proper road usage?