Old 10-24-09, 12:03 AM
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Nice article. I'm definitely in the "facilitator" camp, one that sees bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human powered transportation as distinctly different than motored transportation, and should not be subjected to the same laws. Still, I ride on the roads and therefore must conform to some generally established rules. I stay to the right as much as possible, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and stop at red lights when there's traffic. However, I admit I also roll through most stop signs if it's safe to do so and if I stop at a red light and there is no traffic to yield to, I'll simply go through it and continue on my way. Above all, however, I like dedicated bike paths which separate me from traffic. I find it's not only safer, but prettier and the air is cleaner too.
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