||05-16-13 10:01 AM
Originally Posted by JoeyBike
I often walk on MUPs with my wife. We walk on the far LEFT edge facing wheeled traffic. Cyclists coming up from behind don't have to do anything but go past right where they are. When a cyclist approaches from up ahead we LOOK over our shoulders and move right if all is clear. If more cyclists are also behind us we just step off the path momentarily and watch all the grateful cyclists go past easily and safely, then resume our walk.
It is all about attentiveness and a desire to be courteous to fast moving traffic same as if we were walking on a state highway populated with motor vehicles.
Most MUP users are oblivious, unaware, and entitled. Those users need to get buzzed IMO. At least they will be alert for a few moments thereafter and perhaps avoid causing an accident.
You are walking in the wrong direction on the MUP. If you can't figure out how to use it, you should stay off.
Pedestrians have the right of way. You, as a cyclist, are required to yield to them under *all circumstances*. Even if you don't like how they are walking, or that they are listening to headphones.
The world was not set up for your convenience.
Originally Posted by agent pombero
No. It is a Multi Use Path. Which means there will be cyclists (faster traffic) mixing amongst pedestrians. Reasonable pedestrians stay to the right unless they wanted to get speared at 20 mph.
Again, more entitled BS from a cyclist who believes that *he* has all of the rights of the road, and pedestrians may only participate if they defer to cyclists. That's not how MUPs work. If you are biking on the MUP, you are required to yield to pedestrians. They have right of way, *even if* they are on the left.
If you can't figure out how to use a MUP, please stay off of them. The last thing we need is for a bunch of overentitled jerks to get bikes banned from the MUP.