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  •  I used to hop off the bike at red lights... (2+ / 0-)
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    Jude the Obscure, john07801

    and pop it up on my shoulder, to become an "instant pedestrian", jog across the intersection and do a flying re-mount.


    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 08:40:07 PM PDT

    •  generally frowned upon however (0+ / 0-)

      To be clear, here in the city it is customary to stop at reds, and then only cross if it is clear.  Just as a reasonable pedestrian would do in the same situation.  At stop signs, especially along the bike corridors I'm familiar with, bikes slow but don't put their foot down unless necessary.  It's to everyone's advantage that the bikes get out of the way as much as possible.  We need reasonable solutions to the real world.

      •  Frowned upon by you (1+ / 0-)
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        delver rootnose

        but that's the essence of the law.  Shouldering his bike makes him a pedestrian.  Riding it makes him a vehicle and subject to traffic controls like red lights.  And then he can cross when it's green.  

        Why is that concept so hard for bikers to assimilate?

        I used to be Snow White...but I drifted.

        by john07801 on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 09:44:40 PM PDT

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