Privileged class

Posted Monday, Jul. 14, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Mayor Betsy Price and the bicycle community believe they will salvage the environment and improve health in Fort Worth by promoting biking, but they are inhibiting traffic flow by creating bike lanes and endangering pedestrians on park paths.

They only put people at risk.

As I walk paths in parks, I am continually accosted by bikers from behind who give no warning, are exceeding the speed limit set and curse at me for walking on their path.

A bike is a moving vehicle, which means it has to obey all traffic laws and signs.

There are also restrictions on tandem riding and giving way to faster-moving traffic.

As a younger biker, I obeyed the law.

Today’s riders believe they are entitled, and I blame Mayor Price for this.

As a car driver, I can attest to so many near misses in my neighborhood.

Have I ever seen a biker ticketed for failure to yield or stop when they were supposed to? No!

Bikers have become a privileged class in this city. We have turned over streets and laws to them.

— Charles Andrews, Fort Worth

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