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TRAFFIC: Bike lanes aren’t for pedestrians

Letter by Bonnie S. Kelly, University Place on Aug. 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 25 Comments »
August 31, 2010 1:30 pm

I have had it! Nearly every other night, my husband relates how someone is walking or jogging in the bike lane in which he is riding his bike.

These bike lanes are clearly marked by the universal bicycle symbol. On a recent evening, a woman was walking south on Grandview Drive, facing traffic. This was an area that also has sidewalks that she should have been using. She, like most of these bike-lane walker/joggers, did not move out of the bike lane when my husband approached on his bike. She selfishly stayed in the bike lane, forcing him out into the traffic.

There is no reason for someone to be walking or jogging in the bike lanes when there are much safer sidewalks and/or shoulder to use. Only use the bike lane for biking, as it is marked.

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