Loshbaugh: Bikes not allowed on sidewalks for reason

Friday afternoon my wife was hit by a bike rider as she stepped out of her business. Aside from a few bruises, the only damage was the flower arrangement she was carrying. We consider it fortunate that an older person wasn’t the victim.
The bike rider at least had the decency to stay around to get chewed out once Avis decided she was OK. There is a reason for all the signs downtown stating that bikes shouldn’t be ridden on the sidewalks. I hope this example reminds everyone why this shouldn’t be permitted.
Steve Loshbaugh