Sidewalk ban not the only bike-related issue city should consider
Sunday's article on the issue of bicycles on sidewalks omitted discussion of one important issue: cyclists on sidewalks running through intersections.
On two occasions in recent years, I have narrowly missed colliding with cycle riders coming off sidewalks and straight into the intersection into which I was turning. In one case, the rider made no attempt to stop at the intersection. Only pure luck kept me from hitting him.
I have read of research showing that sidewalk collisions top the list of all bicycle accidents. In any city council debate on this issue, one would hope that such studies be consulted.