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Hypocritical bicyclists

posted by Jason Kottke   May 05, 2008

Tim at Short Schrift, propelled into ranting by an article in the NY Times about NYC’s bike lanes, opines on grandstanding, law-breaking, holier-than-thou, hypocritical bicyclists.

Bicyclists drive me nuts. In Philadelphia, as in cities across this great country, bicyclists routinely flout the law, riding on the sidewalk when it’s convenient and holding up traffic in the street whenever possible. I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a bicyclist at a stop sign or even a red light, or wait behind a car that is correctly stopped at such an intersection. Instead, the man or woman on the bicycle will weave between parked, stopped, and moving cars to gain a fractional advantage. Yet if an automobile so much as grazes a bicycle lane, all hell breaks loose.