Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now this is the way to block a bike lane, Boilermakers!

This week I was at the Purdue University Engineering Career Fair.

I'm not very observant, the first thing I noticed was that the bike riders at Purdue...

1) Don't wear helmets
2) Ride on the sidewalk

I am willing to forgive #1, especially since they are generally riding very slowly on mountain bikes with underinflated tires, and typically this is apparently done on a pretty decent network of separated bike lanes. Something I noted after my confusion that the shorts and tevas clad cyclists were weaving through the suit clad interviewees on the sidewalk.

Then I saw why they were riding on this particular sidewalk...

Bike lane FAIL on Twitpic

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