An anti-harassment rule strongly promoted over the past six months by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC) has received unanimous approval from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier today, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Two years ago, the driver of a red BMW pulled up behind me, intentionally bumped my bike and ran. Santa Cruz police responded to my 911 call with admirable swiftness, but the plate number I rattled off in the heat of the moment was incorrect, so Mr. Wonderful got away.
Something similar happened to Kate in Washington DC last February. She stopped at a red light while biking home from work. The driver behind her stopped. Maybe this driver is a fan of Tony Kornheiser — the ESPN announcer who told his listeners to “run them [cyclists] over” — because the driver pulled up and nudged Kate, pushing her forward into the intersection. The car occupants started laughing and bumped Kate again. Then things got interesting for the driver.
Some dirtbag in Virginia Beach, VA is scattering thumbtacks on the road along popular cycling routes.