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9:58 pm on Sunday, June 17, 2012
Bloodyrue Andrue I love this video of Virgil the sheep!
7:32 am on Sunday, June 24, 2012
For the second year in a row i have been hit by a car while on my bicycle. Both times very minor injuries. Thes events seem to be created by impatience or just plain ignorance. either way, Right of way was NOT granted ,as is law.
WHATS IT GONNA TAKE......Even MORE ped or bikes to be killed on our roads this is a small island . We ALL need to take care on the roads. The cab driver that hit me yesterday, her first comment to me was...." i guess u didn't see me. I have to pick up a fare and i'm l;ate , Are u ok?" I'm shocked and appalled at the indifferernce of this cross section of motor vehicle drivers. I believe stricter testing for this type of work is imperitive .
In my opinion the law enforcement on this island should make it a priority to curb bad driving habits. I believe each and everyone of us can take care and use extra caution , as we use our roads.
WHEN IN DOUBT GO SLOW....STILL IN DOUBT GO SLOWER.....;STILL IN DOUBT? STOP! GRANT THE RIGHT OF WAY.....
6:32 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
As a person who lives along the bike path I can understand your frustration but I also drive a car on the islamd and I am constantly frustrated by bicyclists that dont follow the rules of the road either. I have been stopped at stop signs ready to pull out when a rider blasts through the intersection without stopping, I have had to move out of the way while a bicyclist is riding down the road in the wrong direction and numerous other issues. I agree that that training has to be done and stricter law enforcemen bt I truly believe that it has to be enfoced on both sides, Both car drivers and bike riders.
4:14 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012
I think all of us should be more patient when driving and pay attention. However, I have often thought that there should be large signs at the place where bikes park on the ferries and at all bike rental places that make it clear that bikes have to:
Ride in the direction of traffic, and that means one-way streets!
Stop at stop signs.
Use hand signals.
I live on a one way street, and I really believe that whole families deliberately ride the wrong way. I want to yell at the parents, "Teach your children bike rules so they don't get killed one day!" but I have given up.
The other thing is that police never stop people on bikes when they are doing something wrong, and they should, just as they would a car.
5:53 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012
Barbara - you have a good point. Parents should teach their children the safety rules that apply to bicycling. They give pedestrians tickets for jaywalking - they should do likewise to bikers who break the rules of the road. On Nantucket - bikes are not aloud to ride on the road if there is an adjacent bike path - I feel the same should apply here. We spend millions on bike paths to protect bicyclists and segregate traffic - and then the bikers ride out in the car traffic when there is an empty bike path nearby.
I am a bicyclist - and do my best to follow the rules. Certainly, I feel safer when I am riding down a bike path then when riding out in the road with cars and trucks passing nearby.
6:14 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012
How do I make a post? Can it be a PDF?
1:04 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
Appreciated your article on Babesiosis...but it can kill...My wife was meda-Vac'd to Boston in 2004...another hour and she probably would have Died...her spleen was destroyed and removed...We are still on island but her ability to fight off lyme or another attack of Babesiosis has been compromised.
10:24 am on Friday, March 22, 2013
Gorgeous new photos, Geraldine! Thank you for sharing them. I also cross-posted them to today's snow gallery at http://patch.com/A-2YHL.
9:09 am on Friday, April 5, 2013
Nathalie, thank you for posting that great photo of the "man overboard" drill! How'd you get that exciting shot? Well done.
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