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I, Anonymous

Braking for Breakfast

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Dear bicyclists who stop for breakfast at the top of the Broadway Bridge: Why do you think it's acceptable to stop in the middle of a major transit route? Cars would never stop in the middle of a bridge during rush hour for a bridge-top tea party. Bicycles are an equally important mode of transportation—hold them to the same standards. There is a limited amount of space on the bike/pedestrian path, and you freeloaders clog up at least half of it. I know I'm not the only commuter who has cursed you under his breath as he passes, riding the gauntlet of oblivious eaters. You proclaim to provide fun bicycle activities around town, but the crash you caused almost ended in a painful morning swim in the Willamette for one bicyclist. Building community is fine, but not when you are putting those of us who manage to feed ourselves at home in danger. I'm no community-hating grinch, but get off the bridge. I use it to get from one side of the river to the other, and I'm tired of you prohibiting that. Find a better, and safer, place.—Anonymous

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