They are called sidewalks, not siderides

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


I am an avid walker on the north side sidewalks and through the underpass. I have been hit by bicycles four times this summer. I certainly feel young children are safer on the sidewalks, but young adults and adults should be in the street. All of those who hit me were old enough to know better. One rider was with her mother and I didn’t even get a “I’m sorry” or “are you alright”.  There is a sign posted on the underpass to walk your bike. Never enforced that I’ve witnessed. They are, after all, called sidewalks, not siderides.

Jamie Plummer