Keep bicycles off sidewalks

This past week a cyclist came up behind me and clipped part of my arm while trying to pass me while I was jogging.

As an avid pedestrian I do a lot of walking and jogging. This past week a cyclist came up behind me and clipped part of my arm while trying to pass me while I was jogging.

Both of us could have ended up laying on the pavement and in hospital. If it’s a rule where bicycles are supposed to be on the road only, why are they on our sidewalks all over town especially with all the new bike lanes that were created?

It’s the place where pedestrians are supposed to be safe, away from vehicles. It’s not the first time this has happened, but the first time I’ve had one nearly knock me over.

I wish the RCMP or city bylaw officers would start ticketing these offenders to help insure the safety of fellow pedestrians.

If there are other people out there with close encounters with bicycles, please share your stories.

Laura Pede

Penticton