You Said It Column December 05, 2008
• To the person saying share-the-road law isn’t common sense. I commute by bike as often as I can, and with the economic problems, rest assured there are going to be more people on bikes. I agree, there is no way to maintain a 30 mph speed on a bike (unless you’re Lance Armstrong). That’s why “Share the Road” is imperative. We bike riders all have cars, homes, etc. We do pay taxes, just like the rest of the world. Paying additional taxes will not make the roads safer. Only man, and common sense, will make them safe. If there were a requirement to have a license plate, I would gladly purchase one. In the meantime, sit back in your car, have another donut, grab your cell phone, call your friends and complain about the bicylists that are impeding traffic. My gosh, where is the tolerance for your fellow man?