Are These SouthCoast Bicyclists Taking Up Too Much of the Road?
Towards the end of Michael and Maddie yesterday morning, we got a call from a frustrated woman complaining about some bicyclists she sees on the road every day. She told us that the people riding their bikes each morning take up a sizable portion of the road. She jokingly called them road hogs.
She said that they seem to be "oblivious to the fact that there is a conga line of rush hour traffic behind them." She also made a valid point that she didn't want to beep the horn at them because she didn't want to startle them and cause them to fall and get hurt. That seemed thoughtful.
"Every second counts in the morning," she said. "I'm trying to get the kids dropped off at school and get myself to work on time. Since the weather has been better, it's been a struggle every day with this."
We advised her to have the kids take a video the next time she saw them. Wouldn't you know it? They took a video this morning as they were riding into school and sent it in to us using the Fun 107 app.
I'll be honest, before I saw the video, I was not really taking the woman too seriously, and I never expected her to actually send in a video. That surprised me.
After watching, it does seem like the bicyclists are taking up a good majority of the road. I'm certainly no expert, but in my experience, normally cars are able to drive around bikes without going onto the other side of the road.
What do you think? Would you be annoyed if you were behind the bikes in the video each morning? Or do you think the driver should just leave a few minutes earlier?