Monday, August 30, 2004
Six Year Old in Traffic
I was riding into work this morning, and rounded a curve onto a one way street. As I went to move into the bike lane, I was faced with another biker coming up the wrong way. As I swerved back into the street to avoid a collision, I mentioned to him that it was a one way street. His facial expression said to me that he had no idea that bicyclists are required to follow the same laws as autos - even in bike lanes. Most of these kids learned bike safety when they were six, and now that they're 18, they have no understanding of how an adult rides a bike. We don't use sidewalks, we don't run stop lights and signs, we don't dart in and out of traffic, and we don't go the WRONG WAY!