The Idiot Divvy User(s)?

Did I just have an epiphany? Or has this already been discussed, chewed up, spit out and driven… err Divvy’d over?

Chicagoist posted an article about Dutch visitors who will discuss bicycle infrastructure tomorrow and the replies are nothing but the usual, that’s not my direction though.

A commenter said:

Maybe they can start by handing out helmets to people on those Divvy bikes, the majority of whom don’t seem to understand traffic laws for cyclists or cars in this city, and thus are the people who need helmets the most.

Wait a minute, so we’re talking about Divvy users and it’s possible to say there’s a fair share of them who are drivers, or former drivers, and only most recently picked up bicycling as transportation.

Now they’re on bicycles and don’t know the rules of the road. But likely drive, or used to.

Let’s put it all together:

  1. Divvy users
  2. New bike riders
  3. Drivers
  4. Do not know the rules of the road

What does that result in?

  1. A Divvy user who has experience driving, little adult experience bike riding and does not know the rules of the road.

This is what it’s really saying:

  1. Drivers don’t know the rules of the road regarding bicycles.

I know I didn’t have an epiphany, just wanted to get that off my chest.

Chicago Department of Transportation Tips for Motorists

Municipal Codes of Chicago (MCC) and the Illinois Compiled Statutes