Thursday, February 12, 2009

...DON'T CRITICIZE IT: My friend Dan Pohlig would like to legalize the “South Philly Slide” for cyclists, which he defines as follows: "When a cross street is completely empty and a cyclist has a clear view in both directions, he or she should be given discretion as to whether they want to cross against a red light." Though affirming that hitting pedestrians should be strictly penalized, Dan insists: "A cyclist who darts through a red light without stopping and across oncoming traffic is doing something very dangerous. A cyclist who reaches a red light with a completely empty cross street, stops briefly, then proceeds is not."

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