I have mentioned before that I enjoy bike riding, casual bike riding. I am not one of those who equips myself with special gear or rides a $3 thousand dollar competitive cycle. I have a purple Electra Townie. It’s vintage look design and it’s comfortable ride are exactly what I need and want. Interestingly, as the passion for cycling increases, whether for competition, commuting, or enjoyment, the number of pedestrian/cyclist collisions have increased as well. Recent articles in the NY Times talk about fatalities caused by collisions between people walking and people biking. I myself experienced a scare as a pedestrian a while back when an obviously avid bicyclist chose not to make his presence known to me as he passed me from behind on a local walk/bike path. If I had wobbled, which I tend to do at times, just slightly to my left we would have ended up in a tangled heap of blood, bone, and bike. Pedestrians and cyclists alike need to remember that they are sharing the road or path, and that safety should always come first. Lawful consideration, common sense, and courtesy can go a long way in making sure that tragedies on the road don’t happen.