Letters to the Editor

Cyclists should learn from each other to make everyone safer

A cyclist bikes towards Cal Poly in the green bike lane along California Blvd in January, which was added to increase safety for bicyclists.
A cyclist bikes towards Cal Poly in the green bike lane along California Blvd in January, which was added to increase safety for bicyclists. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Kathe Tanner’s column (“Cyclists on narrow roads create difficult decisions,” June 22) was spot on. She is fortunate to be on a road with a bike lane. Many roads in South County have a double yellow line.

Oddly enough, recently some idiot was zig-zagging across both lanes as he went up a hill. We slowed, but if we had gone in the other lane to pass and someone came over the hill we would have been creamed.

This is not unusual.

If you tap your horn to say, “Please move single file or to the right,” they give you the single-digit salute.

If there are more in a group, they will not budge no matter how many cars pile up in both directions. They do not care if there is any traffic.

I will give a kudos to the bike rider who actually gave a hand signal when he was turning.

I was in shock.

There is also someone who has a large headlight and large taillight. We can see him from a long way off, unlike some whose lights cannot be seen until you are right on them. I wish their example would rub off.

Frances Strauser, Arroyo Grande

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