Welcome! In DC Pedestrian Diaries I will be relating my adventures walking on DC Sidewalks and the ever increasing danger bicyclists riding on those same sidewalks pose to pedestrians. I’ll also pass on tips for my fellow pedestrians on protecting themselves as well as what we all can do to work for a change in DC law to ban sidewalk bicycling throughout the city.


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  1. Ray Milefsky July 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Thank you for your blog. I bike, drive, and walk all over town and join you in your quest to see bicycling on sidewalks banned. Somehow, Manhattan has done a great job keeping bikes off sidewalks. I usually confront adults and step in the way of bicyclists on sidewalks with an admonishment that they ask their mommies for permission to ride on the street with the big kids. I plan my route on bike and try to avoid major congested roads with heavy traffic (NY Avenue, Florida Avenue, the new trolley tracks on H Street, NE), and I do make exceptions where I must transit at least part of these dangerous routes where you compete with trucks, busses and speeding cars. Elsewhere, there is no excuse to be biking on a sidewalk.

  2. Todd Rich July 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I work downtown and, over the years, have gotten used to having to dodge (roughly in order of frequency) bicycles, Segways, motor scooters, motorcycles, pedicabs, and cars on the sidewalks. I spent two years trying to get MPD to enforce the ban on Segway tours on the sidewalks, with little success. My office moved away from where the Segway tours tend to go, so I don’t know if it eventually had any effect. With the bikesharing companies it seems that there are more people bicycling on the sidewalks than ever.


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