Toronto Sun wrote:Crackdown on cycle-paths: Levy
It’s time to enforce city bylaw banning bicyclists from the sidewalk
January 27, 2011 Sue-Anne Levy
I will make no bones about it.
Cyclists who use the sidewalks to get from Point A to Point B in this city are for the most part rude, arrogant and a pain in the neck.
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been startled by sidewalk cyclists aggressively pedalling behind me — without warning — as I walked my two dachsies or jogged on the city’s sidewalks, forcing me and my dogs to quickly jump out of their way.
Dare tell them the sidewalks are for pedestrians. Even dare.
More often than not that suggestion is greeted with an obscenity or the middle finger.
It’s not enough that the city’s helmet-heads feel they own the roads with their constant mewlings for more bike lanes on major thoroughfares.
Evidently, they believe they have the right to commandeer our sidewalks, too.
But why shouldn’t they?
For years — most particularly under the David Miller regime — the bike lobby was given a free ride at City Hall.
Oh my gawd. Don't you hate it when you're walking your dogs, and some guy trying to get across town in the winter is biking on the only surface where you won't risk being permanently damaged by a car or truck? At the end of the day, it's the fault of the cyclist for not respecting the rules of the road that he has been given.
from the comments
last summer, I was walking my 5 police-trained rotweilers on Spadina when this three-year old bitch came racing towards us on a green, plastic dragon-cycle. Panicking, I unleashed one of the dogs on her to immobilize her before she could cause any damage. But the dogs and I were still noticably upset for a few minutes after the incident.
letting corporations run your government
is like letting cannibals run your cafeteria