by: Diane Benjamin
Cars are supposed to stay 3 feet away from bikes. Cars are not allowed to cross the yellow line – according to the law.
This is East Front Street. If you encounter a biker, unless they get out of your way, you get to drive behind them at whatever speed they are going. There isn’t enough room to be 3 feet away without crossing the center line. If you accidentally hit the biker because they aren’t that visible, it will be your fault. (Think motorcycles and how many times they haven’t been seen by drivers!)
If you cross the center line, it will be your fault. If on-street parking was banned, there would be room for bike lanes. Unfortunately, there would be no where for these residents to park.