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When a bicyclist killed a woman on a bike trail earlier this year, I don't recall seeing righteous indignation from GGW or from the bike community blaming the trail design. As matter of fact, the bike community by and large blamed the victim and I saw nothing from GGW in opposition to their position.

Actually, the GGW article (which Alpert wrote himself) stated:

- "the first rule always must be that people riding bikes need to be careful around pedestrians"

- "Cyclists on a multi-use trail need to realize they are the less vulnerable road user and take care to react to unpredictable pedestrian moves"

- "if a person on a bike wants to use a sidewalk, they must act like guests, deferring to pedestrians no matter how slowly they want to walk or how much they are blocking the path"

And Alpert frequently writes about how to design trails and paths so that they are safer for all users.

by Scoot on Dec 3, 2012 11:40 am • linkreport

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