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Regarding the Sept. 8 Lifelines article “Cycling after drink may mean five years in clink“: Finally we see some justice for the many pedestrians who have been badly injured or even killed by mindless sidewalk cyclists who think that bicycle brakes are designed only for sharp corners but not for people or pets who must share the same space.

Sidewalks are for walking — not for a bicyclist hurtling along at 30 kph! I’ve been clipped by a thoughtless bicyclist from time to time on the sidewalks around Tokyo. One day I actually shoved back and the offending cyclist was very shocked, as he should have been. (I’m 190 cm tall and weigh nearly 120 kg.)

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