:: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 ::
How To Cross Vehicular Right-Of-Ways
1. When approaching a busy street, surgically remove the cell phone from your ear and/or take out your earphones. Oblivious people become road pizzas.
2. In the US, look left, right, and then left again before stepping off the curb and into the street.
3. When crossing a bike path, perform steps 1. and 2. before crossing.
4. When crossing a street that has a bike path on the far side, check both the road and the bike path for traffic before crossing.
5. When you have stepped into oncoming automobile or bicycle traffic, the expected response is for you to get out of the way while the vehicle brakes. Standing there like a deer in the headlights is not recommended.
6. Walking on a bike path is just as stupid as walking on a road, so don't do it.
University Specific Rule: The bike path at Wright and Armory is not a bus stop - the bus stop is up the short flight of stairs past the bike path. Stepping out into the bike path to board a bus without first following rule 3. is an invitation to be schwinned, as cyclists are constrained in their options to avoid hitting pedestrians at that spot by the aforementioned bus and the brick wall on the other side of the path.
:: The Squire 3:33 PM :: email this post :: ::