An Open Letter to Portland Bike Riders Zooming Through the City
Dear bicycle riders in Portland.
I understand that health and fitness are some of the things that brought you to this area. As we're surrounded by trails and open fields that you could ride your bikes through.
Even riding your bike through the city is a messenger or an alternative way into driving. Totally get it. I love bicycles. I used to ride a bike everywhere when I was younger, and I think it's a great way to get exercise.
That all being said, please follow the rules of the road, while you're going to be sharing it with cars. If I had a dollar for every time a guy on a bike crossed the street when he wasn't supposed to, cutting off my Subaru.
Or going through a red light not only putting their own lives in peril or maybe riding on the sidewalk expecting innocent pedestrians to get out of the way, I would be a rich man.
This is not a good way to share things, friends. Please follow the rules of the road, stop when you're supposed to stop, look both ways.
When I lived in Seattle, a guy rode his bike off the curb without having the right away and ended up Super Manning over the hood of my Honda Civic.
It wasn't a good look for him, so please let me stress one last time be safe and follow the rules of the road. So that we can all get to where we need to be in one piece.