OPINION: I've had enough of hearing about these inconsiderate hooligan cyclists on our walkways.
I am both a cyclist and a pedestrian on the walkway, and it is clear pedestrians are by far the least considerate people on our walkway.
Too often, when riding along our shared pathway, I come across a group of three or four people walking side by side.
Even if I slow down and move to the very left-hand edge of the path, many oncoming pedestrians refuse to make way. And it's not just when I'm riding.
The same thing happens when I'm walking on the pathway.
Here's a novel idea: have some consideration for your fellow man, whether on foot or a bike. The walkway was not built for you alone.
Don't take up the entire width of the walkway if walking with a group of people. Move to the left a little if oncoming pedestrians or cyclists need a little room to get by. It's not rocket science. It's common courtesy, and it's slowly becoming extinct in our society.
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