Topic: Runners in bike lanes?
Runners in bike lanes?
How do people feel about runners in the new bike lanes on 15th st? I’ve been using them to run, staying on the right side and moving out of the way of bikers. They are much safer than the sidewalk which has low hanging trees, pedestrians, tree stumps, broken sidewalk, etc. Plus I figured if we can do it on weekends on other “bike paths” like Capital Crescent and Mt. Vernon then we should be able to handle a wide two direction bike lane on 15th st. The other day I was yelled at by a biker saying “this is a bike lane.” This was upsetting to me since I was barely in the lane and there was plenty of room for the biker to get around me. Whatever happened to “share the road.” Sometimes I feel like bikers got their way and now its just screw everyone else. I’m not saying this is all bikers, but theres a good group of them that doesn’t follow traffic laws (making it dangerous for cars and pedestrians) or that ride on the sidewalk. So what do we think? Do I get out of the bike lane or can bikers “share the road” with us runners?