Attention Boise bicyclists, you do not own the sidewalks in Southeast Boise. Sidewalks are for pedestrians; bike lanes and roads are for bikes. I went for a walk Labor Day in my neighborhood. I came out of my subdivision and turned onto Bergeson. As I rounded the corner I saw a bicyclist on the sidewalk at the other end of the block. As I walked toward him I slowed, he was looking straight down and never looked up. There was a fence to my left, the street with traffic to my right and a bicyclist who wasn’t paying attention coming right at me. I’m a senior, I have one arm in a cast and I had to step into the street so the bicyclist wouldn’t run over me, the pedestrian. He looked up when he was right in front of me. No excuse me, no sorry, he just kept going. He had the special outfit, the helmet, everything but common courtesy.
This is one of many bicyclists’ errors I have seen around Boise just this year.
Maybe this explains why there are an increasing number of accidents. It’s time for Boise bikers to relearn the rules of biking and manners.
Judy Rogers, Boise