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Letter to the Editor: Highway Bikes vs. E-Bikes

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RANDALL SHAFFER, San Clemente

There was a lot speak recently about e-bikes—particularly, poor conduct of riders. I’ve but to buy one for myself or my youngsters. We stay up for buying them as a enjoyable household leisure bonding expertise.

The problem many have commented on is with respect to the street or path you want to journey on. Everybody ought to present respect and observe the legal guidelines, and most of all have enjoyable.

We stay in southwest San Clemente, the mecca of bicyclists, it appears, in our space. Our neighborhood is a bicyclists’ playground, for apparent causes. I miss out on all of the uprise and discontentment with e-bikes, whereas each day in our neighborhood (for the previous a number of many years) we are actually terrorized by street bikes that fail to adjust to any street legal guidelines.

They don’t cease at cease indicators, yield or just present respect to fellow motorists; nearly a hierarchy, it appears they really feel entitled to. If you’re confronted by a rider, they are often very aggressive.

Why are street bikes/non-electric-bicyclists allowed to behave in a “bully” sort trend, and e-bikers are ridiculed?

From my perspective, e-bikers appear to be simply having enjoyable and respect the street. In the meantime, street bikes/non-electric-bicyclists are doing much more hurt with reference to inflicting any type of situation.

I’d love, only one time, a non-electric-bicycle rider to be cited for dashing, operating a cease signal or every other infraction that everybody else both has or is aware of somebody has been cited for.

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