Sidewalks for people, not peddlers

Published: Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Re "On a mission to get bikes off sidewalks" (The Conversation, Aug. 17): I walk 20 to 40 blocks daily on downtown Sacramento sidewalks and strongly support Hilary Abramson's opinion piece. Bikes and pedestrians in the same confined space leads to serious injuries. One experience includes nearly being run down from behind by a bicyclist and his large, leashed dog.

Police in the urban core must act because a pedestrian can't react to something he/she cannot see and hear. If local officials are going to encourage active transportation, they must accept responsibility.

-- Robert J. Gore, Dixon

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