The news story “Filling gap in Great Allegheny Passage could bring more cyclists to Pittsburgh” (April 22 and TribLIVE.com) quotes Eric Boerer, Bike Pittsburgh advocacy director, as saying, “There's nothing Downtown that really says, ‘Welcome cyclists.'” It seems like such a shame these so-called “cyclists” will have to pay attention as they try to navigate the City of Pittsburgh.
If they had to prove they were qualified to be on the road in the first place, things might be different.
Share the rules! I believe these “cyclists” should be required to:
• Register their bicycles with their state(s) of residence
• Display valid license plates on their bicycles
• Carry proper state minimum insurance coverage
• Be state-tested and have driver's licenses with “bicycle endorsement”
• Have their bicycles pass annual state inspections requiring proper headlights, brake lights, turn signals and horns, and display state safety inspection stickers on their bicycles
• Obey all traffic signs, signals and “rules of the road,” including speed limits.
No bicycle lane? When's the last time you saw a motorcycle lane?
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