There are conflicting views about one way streets and cyclists.
Some cyclists feel one way streets are designated that way for the convenience of motorists, and being human-powered “active transportation” mode, the rules simply don’t apply to them and cyclists should be allowed to go the “wrong way” down the one way street. Another version of entitlement.
Others feel cyclists are sort-of motor vehicles, and for that reason or because of safety concerns, should obey the one way designations.
Anyone who drives will have noticed the signs, usually on freeway or limited access roads, that scream out “wrong way – recuillez”, that just might catch the occasional wrong way driver. While in Cambridge MA last week I spotted a “wrong way” sign (without the recuillez bit) aimed at cyclists.
Stopped as I was at a red light, I grabbed the camera, turned it on, zoomed in, and tried to squint at the mini-pic on the back to grab a shot of it on a side street debouching onto my multi-lane road, all the while the other members of our (rented) vehicle screaming “it’s a green light” and cars moving around etc. All of which is to say, the pic is a bit fuzzy:
Now I must confess to being one of those optional cyclists that rides the road if I feel it is safe, the shoulder if it isn’t, and I’m trying to stop being a gutter-bunny, and I am willing to go out of my way to find off-street paths, I generally obey one-way signs except on very quiet streets except when I don’t because going the wrong way gets me off the busy street (ie Bronson) quickly so I just might use the sidewalk instead so I am not riding into cars, and I got there by riding the cross walk too.
Typical crazy cyclist to a motorist; being prudent and safe in my mind.