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Transportation Challenge #1

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At times here in Blacksburg (and other places I'm sure), it doesn't seem to be clear what role the bicycle plays on the road. I've heard and read that bicyclists should be treated no different than cars (i.e. no going through stop signs, staying in one lane, etc.). However, we see how often bicyclists take on the role of the pedestrian, biking on sidewalks, through crosswalks, etc. This creates a lot of confusion on how to treat bicyclists from the drivers' point of view and could potentially discourage bicycling altogether. Just like there are for cars, pedestrians, scooters, or whatever, there needs to be clear and distinct rules for what bicycles can and can't do.