When I linked out to Mr Roadshow’s sidewalk cycling column yesterday, I wanted to make my post a little more informative by listing out the sidewalk cycling rules in the various Bay Area cities.
New Brunswick local personality and self-described “big pain in the butt” and “professional nuisance” Charles LeBlanc was fined for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in the provincial capital.
In 2009, Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn — who were both four years old at the time — were racing their training wheel equipped bikes down a sidewalk when they ran into 87 year old Claire Menagh. Ms Menagh was seriously injured and died three
weeks months later. [correction]
Ms Menagh’s estate sued the childrens’ parents and they named the four year old children in the suit!
The New York State Supreme Court recently ruled that the lawsuit can go forward and that small children can be found liable, though it did not judge on the case itself.
More at the NY Times: 4-Year-Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules in Bike Case.
Bart Hawkins Kreps of Port Hope, Ontario understands that it’s hard to do your shopping by bicycle. His suggestion: Don’t shop for anything bigger than a sidewalk.
In this cute video, he shows us how he hauled 3300 kg (almost 4 tons) of granite slabs to his home, along with buckets of stone, to build a sidewalk.