“Drivers never give us any room!” Westport bicyclists complain.
“You never stop at stop signs!” motorists counter.
It’s not fair to paint either group with a broad brush.
Here’s proof — at least for one side.
This afternoon, a group of riders stopped at the Hillspoint Road sign by Elvira Mae’s.
And — just to show that’s how they roll — they sent a smiling selfie to “06880.”
An alert “06880” reader sent along 2 questions. Though not related, both are interesting. She wants answers, so click “Comments” to reply. Let the games begin.
Westport is a “bicycle friendly town” (or something like that). But these cyclists are not so friendly. I got yelled at yesterday by an old geezer in bike regalia on Hillspoint who said, “why don’t you learn how to drive a car?” after I stopped at a stop sign before driving — very, very slowly — through a large break in the middle of a group of bikers. It just struck me as funny.What are the actual rules for cyclists? Are they supposed to stop at stop signs?
Also, I wonder why Westport allows door-to-door solicitors. The magazine sellers arrive in the spring and, as a person who works from home, I find it alarming to have someone knock really hard at my door in the middle of the day. I believe that solicitors are not allowed in Norwalk (because a solicitor was cuffed by a police officer in front of my house 2 springs ago for violating the “no soliciting” law in Norwalk.)
Anyway, just 2 things I’ve been wondering about. Thank you!