Some interesting discussion going on at the Cascade forums about this sign, located at the NW corner of Dexter & Mercer. Have you seen it? The author clearly wants us to know s/he is a cyclist (read: one of us) and is frustrated enough by other cyclists who disobey traffic laws to paint a sign. You know who the author is talking about… that guy or gal who just can’t manage to hang at the traffic light and jumps out to take advantage of a gap in traffic.
Now imagine if drivers did that.
But no one was there. No one was watching. It’s a dumb intersection and the light is too long. …I didn’t see the pedestrian in the black coat. I didn’t expect a cyclist to be coming that fast. I didn’t mean to hit them.
Really, is there a justification that holds water here?
For the record: while there may be some out there who think it’s no big deal to skip or selectively apply the rules of the road, doing so is not something Cascade promotes, supports or advocates. To put a more positive spin on it, Miss Panniers would suggest riding visibly, predictably and lawfully. And considerately, too.