A Question for the Ages
Is a bicycle considered a vehicle or a pedestrian?
The reason I ask is that I've almost been killed by food delivery corpsmembers twice this week so far, and it's only Monday. One would think that if it's a vehicle, it belongs on the road with the other vehicles. If a bicycle is a pedestrian, then it should...umm..NOT HAVE WHEELS!! And should NOT DRIVE ON THE SIDEWALK!!
Why should they be able to go 25 mph when I can only go 3 mph? As far as I'm concerned, when bikers (because let's face it, cyclists they're not) drive on the sidewalk, they're a menace to society.
Maybe it's time to go back to my old idea about having lanes on the sidewalk. The high occupancy lane would be for commuters and messengers, while two regular lanes would be provided for pedestrians. This would be a boon to heavily trafficked areas like Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, where tourists gawking ("my Gawd, these buildings are soooo huge!! They actually scray-yape the ska-yiy!") ensures that running out for a sandwich takes a half an hour, even if you're just going to the corner deli. But it would also help bike delivery people understand that they're not superior just because they've got wheels.
Wheels don't make you a better person. You're still beholden to the laws of mankind. Thou shalt not kill? Yep, still a commandment, even for those on a bike. That's my peace on the subject. If you ever can't get in touch with me for a few days, the remnants of me will probably be mashed into the treads on a delivery bike. So look for me there before you send my photo to the milk carton people.