Columbia, SC — Recently while riding my bike on Irmo Drive, I noticed that the road had been widened. I also noticed wide, deeply grooved rumble strips, so instead of riding in what should have been the bike lane, I found myself riding in the road.
I understand the reason for rumble strips, but they’re taking up bike-riding space, which means cyclists have to ride in the road. I hope drivers understand that I don’t want to ride in the road, but sometimes I have no choice. Also, for those who yell at me to get on the sidewalk, operating a moving vehicle on the sidewalk is illegal.