Taking 'share the road' to new extremes
By Judy Evans
August 7, 2017 1:36pm CST
Cycling, both pedal- and motor-cycling, are very popular here in France and vehicular motorists seem very tolerant of cyclists, more so than in Australia. There are frequent signs asking that cyclists be given a 1.5m clearance when passing. Routes for cyclists seem to be well-designated and there are many signs reminding people to share the road. Although it’s not a good photo, I quite liked this sign which shows a riderless bike. Although I quite like the sign I wouldn’t want to meet a free-wheeling bike charging around on its own.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
My brothers used to take a certain amount of pleasure in sending my bike for a "ghost ride," as they called it, across the yard. It invariably ended up with the bike in a heap in the dirt...but they usually managed to not run it into anything since that would have gotten us into hot water.
• Bunbury, Australia
Bikes were precious then weren't they? I was handed down my sister's watch eventually but it was stolen when we were at the beach. A watch was a very precious thing in those days, usually given as a special gift in the early teens. Now they're two a penny - so to speak.