I've been following the Arbutus Coridor (or as it's actually known "The Great VUL Bike Debate") discussion but have primarily stayed out of it. But after a couple of experiences the last few days I have my own bike rant.
We (i.e. the cities of the Lower Mainland) need to require bike riders to be licensed. Once that happens, they need to then enforce that law.
I'm sick and tired of cyclists blowing lights, riding on the sidewalk, riding the wrong way on one-ways (or on the wrong side of the street).
How many near-misses (or near-hits as they should be called) and actual accidents do we need before people start taking cyclists more seriously?
And why don't cops currently enforce the laws that are in place? How many times have you seen a cyclist breaking the law right in front of a cop (or a driver for that matter, but this is a bike rant) without anything happening?
Maybe if bikes were more regulated (i.e. riders had to be licensed) we'd have fewer problems (although, that hasn't worked that well for cars, but it could be a start).