Re: St. John's Bridge - Pedestrian or Roadway?

Susan Otcenas

April 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

>> There is basically zero risk of getting hit by an absent
minded/drunk/sun blinded/distracted/texting/malicious/incompetent
motorist riding on the sidewalk. There is a non-zero percent chance you
may get hit by an absent minded/drunk/sun
blinded/distracted/texting/malicious/incompetent motorist if you ride on
a road.

OK, sure. But by that logic, you would never ride on the road anywhere
if sidewalk was present.



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From: obra-bounces@list.obra.org [mailto:obra-bounces@list.obra.org] On
Behalf Of David Diviney
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:57 PM
To: Obra List (obra@list.obra.org)
Subject: Re: [OBRA Chat] St. John's Bridge - Pedestrian or Roadway?

I gotta be honest with you, I will never understand this position on
"asserting my rights". There is basically zero risk of getting hit by
an absent minded/drunk/sun
blinded/distracted/texting/malicious/incompetent motorist riding on the
sidewalk. There is a non-zero percent chance you may get hit by an
absent minded/drunk/sun blinded/distracted/texting/malicious/incompetent
motorist if you ride on a road. Why take that risk? 15 seconds. 30
seconds?

Your right to take the lane doesn't reduce the risk or make you crash
proof. We've got former-OBRA members who would attest to this...if they
were still alive. But I guess it's some consolation that your family
can win a lawsuit if you spend your life in a wheelchair or worse.