Sidewalk means walk

Published: Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 - 10:08 am

Re "On a mission to get bikes off sidewalks" (The Conversation, Aug. 17): I am 88 years old. I need to walk each day, but the sidewalks are quickly becoming unsafe for me to do so. Bicyclists whiz past me, and though I stick to the correct side of the sidewalk, I can never count on bicyclists to obey the rules. I never have had trouble with people who bike in from home going to work. They use the bicycle lanes and are familiar with the rules of the road.

One day, as I was exiting a bus on 18th and J, a man came past me so fast and just barely missed hitting me. When I said something about it, he was disrespectful. There is no way he could have missed seeing the bus stopped there or the unloading ramp I came down on.

-- Doris E. Flair, Sacramento

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