Hi Will – I was glad to see an earlier post about the Fiedler bridge and the [editorializing] crazy signage regarding walking our bikes. It was from 2014, and there was mention of some updates and communication with DCR. Is anything likely to change?
Then, just so it’s clear my perspective, I’m a bike commuter into Boston, and the stricture to walk my bike is unworkable. It’s a bike bridge (in part). I’m also respectful enough to slow and even stop when there’s congestion, which I realize not everyone does. In fact, I get madder at rude bikers than even my wife, because it ruins it for the rest of us. That said, I don’t mind the sign, and can even take the occasional look from pedestrians, as long as we don’t get to a situation where fines will be imposed. I hope we don’t to that level of big government. I’d rather not have a Boston cop trying to enforce that, and away from more serious work. Instead, how about something more generic like SLOW or CAREFUL or Bikers, Respect Slower Pedestrians. I’m sure someone can come up with something decent that gets the point across.