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On my right! On my right!

Old 08-02-18, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Hi. What's this thread about?
All I know is every time I log in here, it's at the top of the page. The thread is basically this now:


Fingers crossed for the lock!
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Old 08-02-18, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr View Post
Will you please stop replying this to me? I agree. Can we please move past this part of the discussion?
No. That's all I'm discussing. I'm not asking pedestrians to do anything. I'm asking cyclists to announce when they pass.
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Old 08-02-18, 10:10 AM
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Sidewalks are for pedestrians, so they always have priority there and cyclist are required (usually by law) to yield the right-of-way. However, cities set the rules as to whether cyclist can use can used the sidewalk or not and how they should behave when they are on them.

Typically, downtown or other highly congested sidewalk areas are off limits to cyclist -- and is usually marked. I've seen many cyclist ignore these clear makings and I scold them. Just as I do when pedestrian leave the sidewalk and encroach onto areas clearly designated for cyclist ONLY. If there is an adjacent bike lane on the road or next to the sidewalk, cyclist must use them.

I've seen speed limits on MUP, rarely. But have never read any legal rules anywhere that apply to them. Still, in any case, and at any time safety is always a priority, and the law will expect all adults to use good and prudent judgement when in public. That understand is the universal, and applies at all times and to everyone.
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Old 08-02-18, 10:31 AM
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Old 08-02-18, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by memebag View Post
I'm asking cyclists to announce when they pass.
I realized this. But you don't seem to realize that you are never going to get 100% of people to do this 100% of the time and no amount of internet pleading or even MUP yelling, if you do that, is going to change that. So as long as you hold this mentality:


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If I don't know you're back there I may swerve in front of you at the last second, injuring us both.
Instead of simply looking behind you before you swerve, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk.
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Old 08-02-18, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr View Post
I realized this. But you don't seem to realize that you are never going to get 100% of people to do this 100% of the time and no amount of internet pleading or even MUP yelling, if you do that, is going to change that. So as long as you hold this mentality:
I do realize that.

Originally Posted by jitteringjr View Post
Instead of simply looking behind you before you swerve, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk.
And by not announcing a cyclist puts us both at risk. So please announce.
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Old 08-02-18, 05:09 PM
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Hi. What's this thread about?
Pissing.
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Old 08-02-18, 07:17 PM
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I only use my turn signals when the person in the lane I'm moving into, or the person behind me when I'm turning, requires to change their trajectory and/or speed in any way. Otherwise, I don't bother. Discuss.
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Old 08-02-18, 10:06 PM
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I only use my turn signals when the person in the lane I'm moving into, or the person behind me when I'm turning, requires to change their trajectory and/or speed in any way. Otherwise, I don't bother. Discuss.
I use my left arm folded up to make a right hand turn even though I donít have to hold onto a throttle with my right hand like motorcycle riders did before lightbulbs. Never mind F that crap. I just point and go.
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr View Post


I use my left arm folded up to make a right hand turn even though I donít have to hold onto a throttle with my right hand like motorcycle riders did before lightbulbs. Never mind F that crap. I just point and go.
And on the moto, a lot of the time I'd just leave that lightbulb flashing, you know like half the drivers in Del Boca Vista....
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Old 08-04-18, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Law is state by state. Cite chapter and verse x50, or take the L.
I am also sure it is a State function as it pertains to roadways. RCW 46.61.235: Crosswalks.
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Old 08-04-18, 08:31 AM
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Ok this thread is done here.

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