Don’t ride your bike on the sidewalk!

To every bicyclist who rides on the sidewalk because you “feel safer” there instead of riding on the street as the law requires: You are a terrifying presence to every person who has poor mobility, walks using a white cane, has small children, or can’t hear you shout “On your left!” You ride by, we remain shaken, frightened.

Others on the sidewalk want safety too, and you’re the biggest danger they face. You may be very, very careful, but you scare the snot out of blind people. Please think of others and ride where it’s legal.

Jim Mesthene