Bicyclists...Do they have the right to NOT share the road?
Original post made by Ange, West of Foothill, on Oct 21, 2009
I often see bicyclists riding two, three sometimes four across the width of a road. Sometimes a group of 25 in a large pack cycles down Foothill Road riding through stop signs and traffic lights. This action always results in blocking the roadway/lane from a motorist right to use. Do these cyclists bother to move and allow a motorist to pass by safely? No, not really because it's acceptable to have a motorist follow them for an indefinite period of time.
Does a cyclist have the ability to pedal 40 - 45 - 50 MPH? As a motorist, it's ok to tolerate someone not sharing the road? It's ok to put my safety at risk because I have to try to pass these cyclists on a road notorious for traffic accidents and fatalities? Or hope that I am allowed to turn on a green light when cyclists riding by fail to stop on a red light?
Is it politically incorrect to question these actions? Let alone the phrase "Share the Road."