last night in berkeley, i was riding on fulton st (continues off of oxford), and there were 4 (FOUR!) people on bikes going the opposite direction!
fulton is a two-lane one-way street!
and NONE of those four people had bike lights!
this is the kind of shit that gets you killed!
and FOUR people—how can not even one person out of them have bike lights??! and how can not even one person say and confront the rest of the group that riding on the opposite direction on a one-way street (or more generally salmoning: riding on the wrong side of a two-way street) is not a smart thing to do??!
the blocks in that area of berkeley are pretty short—the next one down is a one-way in the other direction. and even if they were going to a person’s house on that side of the street they were riding on, they should have gotten on the sidewalk! since they don’t have lights and it’s at night when the sidewalks aren’t crowded.
there was an article yesterday that said a cyclist got killed by a salmoning cyclist. like, holy wtf. you’d wish it was an onion article about an actual salmon or something.