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Bike Commute Diaries: Taking the Sidewalk

15 May

I have a dirty little secret. I ride my bike on the sidewalk sometimes. It’s not my fault, really. I blame the transportation engineers who didn’t consider bikes when they designed the roads. I only do it for short stretches when there’s no safe alternative, and I slow down or stop for walkers. Please don’t judge me.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: In honor of National Bike Month, I’m sharing 31 short, sweet and surprising things I’ve discovered about bike commuting, one for each day in May. Happy National Bike Month!

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Commute Diaries

 

5 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Taking the Sidewalk

  1. PeterD

    May 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I do it also. There really isn’t a clean way to get between Market St and Civic Center in SF without riding a sidewalk. One of the gaps they need to fix.

     
    • ladyfleur

      May 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Scofflaw! Where is the SFPD when you need them!

       
  2. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

    May 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Heh. The magic camera caught me riding on the sidewalk just last night while I shot my 1st Street detour video. Evidence here http://youtu.be/ezAie_IaXP0

     
    • ladyfleur

      May 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

      You are a very naughty boy Richard! Keep this up and we’ll make you ride BMX.

       
  3. Ken from Northumbria

    June 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Its a way of life here in the UK, there are very few places that will prosecute & most new sidewalks are designated for pedestrians & cycles together anyway.

     

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