Saturday, January 26, 2013

Heresy: "Streets are for vehicles, not joggers."

"Ray Thomas used to be a street runner. When a passing car honked, "I'd shoot them the suffering Jesus look," said the Portland lawyer, who specializes in bicycle and pedestrian laws. "Because I had the moral righteousness of a jogger. Then I looked at the law."" [Joseph Rose: Streets are for vehicles, not joggers (so don't be a Gump)].

Moral righteousness of a jogger? Isn't that another name for anarchy? Looked at the law - what a novel concept. The reality is that the joggers, and bicyclists for that matter, will continue to violate the law confident in their moral righteousness. In Portland, laws, and even common courtesy, are for others.

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