Is it April 1st today?
Steve A said..."Is it April 1st today?"Every day in Vulnerable-Operatorland is April Fools' Day.
exactly where are these signs in irving? i live in vr.thanks.
Since the arrowsate the same size then we are OBVIOUSLY EQUALS.... Right????
Tea reading on Halloween night from persons-on-bike land, I sense a bikey-friendly forever (BFF) initiative!Who's sponsoring this Trick or Treat?
"Truly scary!"If only more people realized that! Of course, the City of Irving isn't putting these signs up, as they aren't in the MUTCD (that hasn't stopped the City of Richardson from putting up some signs designating a "Bicycle and Car Parking Lane"... ain't that special!), and the traffic engineers in Irving are too professional for that. But politicians dictate to engineers that just such signs be placed, and the politicians in Irving are dictating so. That sign is what a real traffic sign would look like if many bicycle advocates and politicians believed that bicycles were legally recognized as vehicles... they would place regulatory warning signs like this, alerting bicyclists to the dangers ahead. Instead, they place "toy vehicle" signs, telling cyclists which part of the roadway it is allowed for them to play with their bicycles in.Play on, children. The adults know better.
Why would you need a special lane to park your bicycle in? Wouldn't bike racks be a lot simpler and cheaper?
There seems to be a need to put bicycle lanes on local city roads. Dept. of Transportation staff and unnamed planners in suits explained your signs to me last night. The bicyclist can NEVER take the right of way from motorists. This is true even when the motorist is turning or is behind the bicyclist. In fact, the bicycle lane has an implict stop sign at intersection, as the bicyclist must yield to all motor traffic from any direction at every intersection. Similarly, since there is no way to leave the painted bike lane for a left turn (side to street to left at a T intersection), the bicyclist needs to stand in the bicycle lane and wait for traffic because he can't use the auto lane or wait close to the yellow line.Irving just hasn't explained that the right of way follows from the automobile, not the behavior of the vehicle owner.
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