As the saying goes, "When I'm a pedestrian, I hate drivers. When I'm driving, I hate pedestrians. But no matter what, I always hate bikers."
This is probably because many — although not all —bikers refuse to acknowledge safety rules and traffic violations.
While it might seem ridiculous to get pulled over while biking, what the Virginia Tech Police is doing is important for ensuring everyone's safety.
It's both dangerous and obnoxious to go backwards on the Drillfield or weaving through pedestrian traffic. If certain cyclists cannot regulate themselves, someone has to hold them accountable.
Not all bikers are bad. In fact, most are not, but it comes down to the fact that one bad biker can ruin it for the rest of us.
Let’s share the sidewalks and allow students to have a little more ease as they walk to their classes. Time to keep Turner Place the only spot on campus where students fear getting trampled.