Front cover of the Outdoors section of the Orange County (California) Register this morning is this article by columnist David Whiting. My boss, Jim, saw it this morning and brought it in since I don’t live in the OC. But I sure do work here. And ride my bike here.
While the subject is unfortunate, the fact that article takes the cyclists’ point of view is refreshing. You can read the entire article in the link, but a few nice features of the story include:
- The black text box quotes from the California Vehicle Code on bike lanes. It clearly removes any doubt as to the legality of driving in a bike lane from this discussion.
- The ‘sub-headline’ reads: “Vehicles illegally in bike lanes kill, maim, and terrify cyclists.”
- The OCR allows comments to its articles posted online so be sure to weigh in on the subject.
Got to run to a meeting now so I can’t expound more, but wanted to get this out.