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(SacBee)   Sacramento County removes bicycle stop signs because bicyclists just ignore them   (sacbee.com ) divider line 15
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2013-06-07 12:15:36 PM  
4 votes:
Fark you bicyclists. Just fark you!
2013-06-07 12:26:51 PM  
3 votes:

abhorrent1: Fark you bicyclists. Just fark you!


I wish I could vote for this more times.
2013-06-07 12:50:30 PM  
2 votes:

theorellior: That's because we actually have to use muscle power to get going, unlike drivers who might get a blister on their right pinky toe while using the accelerator. But you go on thinking that there's no difference between two-ton steel boxes powered by dino juice and lightweight human machines powered by Pop-Tarts.


I think you are missing the point. Everyone understands the physics involved. It's obvious that having to constantly stop and start a bicycle would require more energy from the cyclist.

However, 'just because it's harder' is not a valid reason for breaking the law. The inherent danger remains if someone blows through a stop sign or a red light, be it vehicle or bicycle. The convenience of the operator does not have any bearing on the matter.

It's obvious why a cyclist would want to pedal on through, but I don't think the woman on the sidewalk who just got hit by a car because the car swerved to avoid a bicycle that just blew through a stop sign would be sympathetic to the cyclist's desire to conserve energy and maintain momentum.
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2013-06-07 12:46:08 PM  
2 votes:

sunami: The purpose of a stop sign is to facilitate traffic flow.  If on my bike I'm going to slow down and if there's nobody at an intersection I'm not going to stop.  If there is somebody there, I will definitely stop.


No the purpose of the stop sign is to tell you to stop, dipshirt. This is why rational people hate delta bravos on bikes (redundant, I know) who think traffic laws don't apply to them.
2013-06-07 12:33:53 PM  
2 votes:
As someone who had a bicyclist blow through a red light and knock me off my feet in a crosswalk, I try to get as many kicks into bike-ragers as possible.
2013-06-07 12:13:38 PM  
2 votes:
The purpose of a stop sign is to facilitate traffic flow.  If on my bike I'm going to slow down and if there's nobody at an intersection I'm not going to stop.  If there is somebody there, I will definitely stop.
2013-06-07 02:31:24 PM  
1 vote:
I was just waiting for another moron biker thread to post this yet again. For the umpteenth time a cyclist who blew through a red light and slammed into my car, flipping over the car and needing major back surgery due to the high speed he was riding and the way he hit the ground. Yet again, he has found an idiot lawyer that sent me a letter yesterday saying that I have to pay $$$. If I didn't have a dash cam, I would have been in real trouble. However the dash cam showed that I had a green light, delayed before entering the intersection, etc. as usual my lawyer will charge me $200 for sending a copy of the police report, the video, and ask that she be paid restitution for his lawyer bothering her and charging me if his lawyer does not pay up for not investigating before threatening to sue. The really sad thing is that my dashcam caught a biker blowing through a red light to have a cement truck go over her (he was going at a good rate of speed). Very obvious that she ran through the red to be killed. My local area has lots of parks, and I admit after these two incidents to being a jerk and calling the police on every major bike blow through stop sign that I see. The usually screaming jerks when the police pull them over shut up when I mention dash cam. On the better side, there are lots of organized bike rides in that area in the better weather months. The police guard every intersection and do a great job organizing traffic.
2013-06-07 02:05:01 PM  
1 vote:
For me the most annoying thing about cyclists is when they choose to be a legally recognized vehicle on the road only when it suits them.

This is one of those times.

/Cyclist
2013-06-07 01:32:25 PM  
1 vote:
I travel on a road with a paved bike path along the side of it. I'll be damned if I don't see 2-3 bicyclists on the road slowing down traffic at least once a day.
And they don't stop at the farking stop signs either.

/Gives me a great excuse to honk at them as I'm coming up behind and passing them.
//Also I like to yell things out the window.
///I bike too, but I stay on the bike paths.
2013-06-07 12:39:38 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: That's because we actually have to use muscle power to get going, unlike drivers who might get a blister on their right pinky toe while using the accelerator. But you go on thinking that there's no difference between two-ton steel boxes powered by dino juice and lightweight human machines powered by Pop-Tarts.


As a cyclist, I stop at all red lights and at all stop signs regardless of traffic conditions. Traffic law does not provide exceptions based upon method of acceleration.
2013-06-07 12:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

Jument: Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.


What you describe is a "California Stop."  True that motorists do that.   Bicyclists don't even do that, and you know it.
2013-06-07 12:23:37 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: Gleeman: If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...

You should get off your fat ass and join them.


Spandex is a privilege, not a right.

Stretch pants and regular pants only share the word "pants" -- they are not replacements for pants -- please put some real pants on. I don't want to see cellulite through stretch pants.
2013-06-07 12:16:26 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: Bicyclists ignoring the law.

So, today is Friday, right?


I used to think that was just a meme, until I moved to an area popular with cyclists.

If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...
2013-06-07 12:13:45 PM  
1 vote:
Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.
2013-06-07 12:11:48 PM  
1 vote:
Bicyclists ignoring the law.

So, today is Friday, right?
 
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