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HOW DO I GET COMIC SANS ON THIS THING??!?

Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
If you do find anything, I'd love to read it. AFAIK, there have been few studies on this, and those that have been done have not found any connection between injuries and how hard the running surface is.
Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
@DanielRHicks If it is a matter of safety, then yes. Politeness takes a backseat to -- pardon the drama -- matters of life and death. Just telling the dude who is creating a hazard that you are passing him in no way communicates that he is a danger to others.
Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
@xpda Not really. Cycles are legally entitled to the roadway, except when they're not. The question is whether pedestrians are also entitled to the roadway, especially when a large sidewalk has been provided for pedestrians.
Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
I disagree about the rudeness. He's creating a safety hazard for cyclists on the road. If it's not legal for him to be there, he needs to know that his presence is not welcome. If I just say "on the left," his thought will be "oh, a cyclist is passing me," and he will continue to believe that it's acceptable for him to run in the bike lane. If he's made to feel unwelcome, he might reconsider creating a safety hazard in the future. I guess it would be nicer to politely explain that he is endangering others, but when the encounter lasts only a few seconds there is no time for that.
Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
Those runners are wrong: nytimes.com/2011/07/19/health/nutrition/…
Sep
21
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
He was running the "right way," which is to say that he was not running the "wrong way," as you advised. Er, I think you know what I mean. Or maybe not. He was running with car and bike traffic, so no, he could not see me coming.
Sep
20
comment Are runners or pedestrians allowed to use the bike lane?
Okay, changed the question to something that is objectively true or false. I suppose it is up to me to decide how to behave, although to be honest when I originally asked the question I was emotional and was most interested in answers that told me that my behavior was acceptable and that the runner was a horrible, horrible person who should be punished. I will now settle for someone telling me that he was merely breaking the law.