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Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 12:30 p.m. MST

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Its time this kind of legislation be more concerned in making laws environmentally and economically safe. Death and risk is now something they should take more serious.

Putting bikers in the road ways has been disastrous to life and property and its time to relocate the bike trails back on the sidewalks built to accommodate them. Bikers don't need to go 30 or 40 MPH, thats too unsafe for them and the cars.

High speed pedestrians are not or compatible with roads and streets as well as the Freeways for the same reasons and conditions. Its also not reasonable for bicyclist to be equipped with airbags and inflatable bubbles. Nor is it reasonable to make vehicles slow down to 10 MPH to avoid a collision with high speed pedestrians. But it does make sense to move them off the roads and on to the sidewalks for which they are put there.

I think bicyclists are mentally impaired to contemplate the prospect of doing battle with a 3,000 pound car, 20,000 pound truck so we should be more accountable by keeping them in a safe place on the sidewalks.

Z
South Jordan, UT

My2Cents, I'm really can't make any sense of your post. You may be trying to make a point here, but if so, you didn't.

As best as I can puzzle out, you think that cyclists are merely 'high speed pedestrians' and should be confined to the sidewalk. Your post does not make this clear, but I also assume that you are proposing that bikes on the sidewalk must move no faster than walking speed. ("Bikers don't need to go 30 or 40 MPH"). Why not just take their wheels off and just give them a bell to hold?

A bicycle is not a pedestrian; it is a vehicle. True it is not a MOTOR vehicle, but it is still a vehicle. Vehicles belong on the road. Courtesy is required by both cyclists and motorists to make it safe for everyone.

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