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  •  the way it is here (0+ / 0-)

    you'd never get anyplace on foot without jaywalking.  lights six blocks apart?  so if i'm going across the street i'm supposed to walk three blocks down, and three blocks back just so i can walk across the road between two painted lines, after waiting awhile?  and regardless of whether the car traffic is heavy, or if there are no cars in sight?  if you're not in a car, none of it makes any sense.

    •  Oh, I know. But again, none of us (0+ / 0-)

      ever complains about pedestrians technically breaking the law even when there are good reasons for doing so.

      On the other hand, in the US, once you start talking about those gay-looking cyclists on the road, the haters come out, with the usual stuff, like these pedestrian complaints. There's truth to them, but in general it's just another excuse to hate on people that are different than they are.

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