I was out cycling my errands today. En route to my second stop, I got caught at the light of Conway Rd. and Gatlin Ave. Ample time presented the opportunity for the crossing guard to ask me “why I didn’t want to be safer and ride on the sidewalk?”
My response was simple, “Because motorists are not looking for me or you on the sidewalk. It is much safer for me to be out in the road and be seen than to ride the sidewalk. They also have a lane to safely pass me thus reducing any delay that may be perceived.”
I could see that he finally understood the safest place for me to ride. He meant well, but hopefully this helps!