Comment 112718

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted July 10, 2015 at 10:47:09 in reply to Comment 112715

You have to be honest. I have been riding for over 50 years and I ride a fair bit - over 100k a week end of March to November.) I try and stay off the road and use the paths. I signal when I have to. I roll through nearly every stop sign when there is no traffic. On Aberdeen and Locke I will come to a stop but will go though that light heading eastbound(not westbound)if there are no cars (and no cops). Who comes to a complete stop on Markland if there is no traffic? Sometimes the light on Dundurn and Aberdeen makes me apoplectic (sitting there stopped when there is no traffic in the other three directions.)

Maybe I am one of those cyclists who gives cyclists a bad name - but I don't think so. I would say in my observation that the vast majority of riders ride like I do.

Like I said, ticketing cyclists for rolling through 4 way stops is a red herring. (We should have 4 way yields anyway.) Ticketing them for blasting through would be justified - but who does that (someone with a death wish maybe.) (I am also probably over insured.)

There are some four ways where you almost always have to stop - like Locke street. But even there you can stay balanced on your bike and technically not stop. If I got a ticket for that and got three points on my drivers license I would be pretty pissed.

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2015-07-10 11:00:17

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