Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Sign: bicyclists don't ride on the sidewalk

These yard signs are posted on and around 14th Street.

I'm not sure how effective they will be, but there is definitely a need for signage about cyclists and sidewalk riding.

In the area where I saw the signs, it isn't illegal to ride on sidewalks.

The problem is that many cyclists riding on sidewalks ride faster than pedestrians walk, and when in "mixed traffic" cyclists should ride "as if they are guests of the pedestrians" meaning at or slower than walking pace.

Cyclists riding on sidewalks significantly faster than walking pace are dangerous.

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At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very NIMBY mentality- but I agree- the basic problem is the over emphasis on speed with most US cyclists- have more women cycling and dedicated sidewalk space for cycling and the problems go away

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