If you really want to get Grand Street motorists going, ask them how they feel about bicyclists who don't obey the traffic rules. We found that out last month during the transportation "town hall" sponsored by Councilman Alan Gerson. Later Transportation Alternatives spokesman Wiley Norvell told us his organization is working hard to promote good bicycling behavior. To that end they have debuted a new web site, www.bikingrules.org. They lay out the rules of the road "from a cyclist's persoective." Among the rules spelled out online:
- Bicycles ridden on sidewalks may be confiscated and riders may be subject to legal sanctions
- It is against the law to park, stand or stop within or otherwise obstruct bike lanes.
- Bicyclists are granted all of the rights and are subject to all of the duties of the driver of a motor vehicle.