Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Cyclists on Bridge Scare Walkers on Sidewalks

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Cyclists on Bridge Scare Walkers on Sidewalks

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My rant is to the inconsiderate cyclists who ride on the sidewalk over the new bridge that spans the intracoastal on Beach Boulevard. I can't tell you [how] scary it is to have a bike coasting downhill at 40 mph blow by you on a 4[-foot] wide sidewalk. It is especially scary when they come up from behind you. The (not) funny thing is that bridge planners built a bike path that is approximately 10 feet wide. I walk the bridge three or four times a week and rare is the time I do not see a cyclist going over the bridge using the sidewalk.


Though I'm a conservative white woman, I periodically listen to what is called "progressive" talk radio, as I'm interested in hearing different sides of various political discussions. ... There is one point that these progressives never fail to bring up and that is that people who disagree with the president must be racists, they must be angry because a black man is in the White House. People: stop this! It weakens your stand to use this as political discourse.


A recent ranter praised Gov. Charlie Crist and encouraged him to run as an independent in the state senatorial race. Guess what pal? Charlie vetoed the education bill strictly for the votes of the teachers and their families. He couldn't care less whether it was a good or bad bill. He is a politician. When I compare his record and views with Marco Rubio, I'll take Rubio any day. My vote will cancel your vote.


Why does the city of Jacksonville send the street sweepers into a neighborhood on the same day that the trash and recycle bins are out on the street curb? The area looks worse, not better, for the effort.


Can't a person in this town peacefully watch a television show without having Tim Tebow interrupt it? …

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