The case of Brent Nimmo and his ticket for violation of Ohio Revised Code 4511.55 Section A, which was overturned earlier this month, brings to mind a point that many people have made about Columbus's new signage on High Street.
As you all know by now, we have "Share The Road" signs on High Street with bikes on the signs so that people know that they need to be aware of bikes on the road.
But there are many problems with that verbiage. Critics of the phrase "Share the Road," including myself, say that the signs are too vague. A much better phrase for the signs would be something like the picture on this post displays; "Bikes May Use Full Lane."
There's no mistaking what that means at all, where "Share the Road" simply doesn't say anything concrete. And to people who don't understand bicyclist rights on the road or are unaware of them completely, they may think it's telling cyclists that they have to ride too far to the right so that cars can pass them without getting into the next lane. Believe it or not, there are people who think that's exactly what those signs mean.
"Share the Road" is a nice sentiment. But it's not a firm statement of bicyclist rights like "Bikes May Use Full Lane."
People, not speed.