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PG: Enforce the bike buffer in Pennsylvania

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Mick

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Dec 20 2013 at 1:10am #

Great editorial!

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2013/12/20/Enforce-the-bike-buffer/stories/201312200032


salty

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Dec 20 2013 at 3:38am #

commented. nice to see you can leave comments on the PG without involving facebook now.


ericf

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Dec 20 2013 at 6:52am #

Great letter. Mr.Levin Manages to get his point across without sounding whiny or antagonistic. My favorite line from the letter is “When citizens, legislators and police departments agree that a behavior needs to change, they do something about it.”

Colin posted a great link in his comment: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/22300726/crimewatch-apd-conducts-undercover-bike-operation-for-bike-safety
It would be nice to see something like this in Pgh. For that matter, wouldn’t undercover cycling cops be an asset overall?


dmtroyer

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Dec 20 2013 at 9:51am #

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I think the enforcement of any traffic laws in Pittsburgh would be a miracle.


Swalfoort

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Dec 20 2013 at 10:04am #

I am really glad I watched the video in Colin’s link because the “photo” that starts the video was so odd.

It looks very much like they used a photo of a cyclist in a right turn only lane very near the intersection signalling a left turn. There appears to be at least one and perhaps two lanes of cars between him and that left turn.

Turns out it was a cop and an unmarked car demonstrating what 3 feet looks like. Described as the length of an arm, and a foot.

Interesting photo image tho, for a story on bike safety!

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