10.01.2015

Runners in the Bike Lane?


the Washington Post had an article begging the question, "should runners run in the bike lane?"
www.washingtonpost.com

then... there was this article where a cyclist and a runner each give their take on the shared space issue

it irks me...
the runner in the bike lane thing
beyond the runner in the bike lane
the running against traffic runner in the bike lane really irks me

I say NO!
NO RUNNERS RUNNING IN THE BIKE LANE
I also say NO!
NO RUNNERS SHOULD NOT RUN AGAINST TRAFFIC

although I do not run now... for years I ran and ran quite swiftly
but I am not certain if I ran so self righteously
runner against traffic? that is logic that seems to be shared by a small percentage of runners
sadly.../ no one else got the memo and no one else gets the logic

then this running in the bike lane thing?
well... it is interesting
why?
sure... maybe for a block... but not for the duration of the ride
then also... with some sort of acceptance of the other users of the bike lane

as a cyclist I tend to ride "creatively"
always trying to put myself where I feel most safe
I am not sure of the runner's logic
not sure how running in the bike lane would be a safe spot to run
what is the logic?

1 comment:

GSoroos said...

This would actually be a great topic for Bike Chat 101. I might bring this up tonight and see what we get going. https://blab.im/anello-grande-bike-chat-101-3-no-you-don-t-have-to-be-a-pro-to-join-thehoggle