Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Bicycle Committee Seeks to Increase Bicycle Access to Signed Somerville Streets
In the wake of Somerville's first arrest of a cyclist who disregarded a Do Not Enter sign, the Bicycle Committee is seeking to modify signs around the city to include "Except Bicycles" according to a posted comment on Somerville Patch.
When I previously wrote about Alpine Street becoming a one-way, the topic of allowing cyclists to use the street in either direction was brought up in my comment section, as well. Understanding both sides of the argument, I must admit that I would like to be able to cycle on streets as a bicycle poses much less of a size threat when faced with a vehicle. This, of course, is just me looking at it from my convenience as I would love to use Alpine Street from Lowell to access the bike path. Currently, I use Franey and ride down Cedar.
On the other hand, though, the cyclist movement of yester-year advocated for space on the road and compromised by agreeing to act as a motorist-obeying all laws accordingly.
Please include your thoughts below!