Originally Posted by rkannegi
At this rate, there won't be any "public spaces" left. We'll be left with nothing but two types of space: private space (your own home) and police space (every square metre of land that is not private property). This seems to be an excuse to allow the police to keep treating the general public like it's second class to them and bilk out money as much as possible.
Talk about Canada being the land of extremes, where you can say anything you want without fear of repercussion as long you don't threaten to maim or kill anyone (usually, except in cases like the G20 incident), yet get ticketed on a clear open bike path that is not even attached to the automobile road system, for riding along at jogging pace! I haven't even heard of the People's Republic of China wasting its police resources on this! I can safely say that the City of Calgary is a Police State. I already know that Vancouver is very close to being like Calgary. Thank God Halifax and Thunder Bay have not gotten this stupid yet, although they do have stop signs on some of the path entries to roadways now (YIELD would be more appropriate).
I understand obeying speed limits on rights of way shared by automobiles, but on bike paths, common sense courtesy is good enough. I guess "common sense" is illegal now.
Out of protest against this, If I lived in Calgary, I would drive EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME.
Its lame......but some cyclists think the bike paths are their own tour de france......whizzing around blind corners.....have some respect I say. I always go REALLY slow around corners and usually in the more urban areas like eau claire for example. Others should do the same. I would be so pissed of if I got hit by one of those over-agressive tour de france dudes.....I think the police are attempting to tame some of these idiots.
Funny, I have went by quite a few cyclist radars and I have never been speeding.......its called courtesy. They set up the speed traps in areas that maybe people shouldn't be speeding in anyway. 20km per hour is actually kind of a quick pace anyway/