Do bicyclists need a designated lane or should they be allowed to share the roadways with vehicles? A local mother of three feels cyclists can pose a danger to motorists.
In a post on Loganville Patch, Alishia Chandler wrote, "I really think they should have a designated place to ride. I know some would say well the county doesn't have the funds to give them such a place....Well they should pay tax, tag, title etc on their bicycles and each bit of that money would go to either funding a bicycle lane or place for them to ride."
Chandler's post was prompted by an experience in Walton County during which a pack of cyclists allegedly passed through a 4-way stop without stopping. Click here to find out what Chandler claims happened when she honked her horn.
That requirement, she wrote, "scares the daylights out of me b/c I have to endanger myself and my 3 children so they can travel the road."
What do you think? Should cyclists be allowed to use the roadways? Should they have to pay tax, tag and title on the bicycles just as other vehicle owners do? Do you feel the clearance requirement when passing presents a danger to motorists? Let us know in the comments.