Mia L. Phantastic 
Member since Apr 30, 2013

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Re: “Reader responds to News Cycle column on proposed Forsyth bike ban

Cars approaching the intersection of Price St. and say Hall St. or Gaston St. can't see the bikers in the bike lane due to all the parked cars. So when the City should build the lanes Ken speaks of, they should make them responsibly and not be another Chicago - where lanes were designed on cars and box trucks being smaller than they actually are (there's a true study done on this - google it) and bikers are constantly hit by car doors as well as being aware of sight lines from cars approaching intersections where bike lanes are located. This would prevent bikers from being hit by cars who "couldn't see them because of the parked car". Tourists do constantly walk out into traffic in front of my car when there aren't pedestrian crossings because they are "viewing the beautiful architecture" without caring for their own personal safety. Ken's right about public safety coming first, but it should be with the police policing real crimes while they're understaffed instead of being in Forsyth handing out tickets to bikers who are just trying to get safely to class or work. I've been mugged while walking in Forsyth before the sun was down and the park was still open, so I def. won't stop riding a bike through it with crime being worse now than 8 years ago. Do you want tourists to tell their friends they got mugged on foot in Forsyth while the only cop there was handing out a ticket to a biker? There were tourists still walking into the park when my incident happened, and I warned them as I was getting out of dodge, but they looked at me puzzled and continued to walk into the park. So yeah, again, tourists make the best decisions, and we should base all of our biking laws on them while they're all making turns onto clearly marked one way streets - in the wrong direction - and walking into traffic while looking up at the beautiful buildings. I personally feel with the more bikers and pedestrians - the safer the park will be - there just needs to be a marked path for each use. The City should have more things to do than police bikers right now, esp. concerning the safety of its citizens and tourists with the high crime rates we're seeing now.

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Posted by Mia L. Phantastic on 01/15/2016 at 11:42 AM

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