>Do everyone a favor, please. Stay on the sidewalk if you are not in a vehicle. Seriously, I don’t care if you are walking your dog, running to get in shape or just trying to get to Club 2Me. STAY ON THE SIDEWALK! Do you get it yet? No? Let me explain further.
Cars and bicycles belong in that black area. It’s called a ROAD. That’s right, a road. The whitish area is the sidewalk. Unless it’s 3 am or the zombie apocalypse has happened because a comet came by, you need to stay out of the way of vehicles. I’m talking to you lady with the jogging stroller running with her kid in it down the middle of M Street.
And yes, I know this too may come as a shock, but BICYCLES are VEHICLES. They have wheels and move a hell of a lot faster than a pedestrian, so they need to stay on the road.
OK, I will make an exception for kids between the ages of 3 and 12. They can ride their bikes on the sidewalk. But you freaking pedestrians better get on the sidewalk, too! I’m sick and tired of having to slow down because some lame-o has decided to make the road their own personal running track. Those aren’t hurdles. They are speed bumps!
And don’t think you drivers are getting off that easy. I saw you Mr. Mini-Van, texting while driving. You cannot safely navigate 56th Street if you rest your phone on top of the steering wheel while trying to fidget with your phone. Nothing is that goddamn important. You are clearly not an emergency response professional about to handle the latest crisis. If your nagging wife, husband, boss or whoever won’t stop sending you messages, pull over past that pile of lawn waste and do your business. Otherwise, you are putting me, my friends and family in danger and none of us appreciate it.
I know I’ve said this many times before, but clearly everyone needs their seasonal common sense reminder. The weather is warm for the first time in months and people are losing their minds. Calm down and remember how to behave.