to the folks who ride e-bikes on sidewalks


I'm writing to you all today because I need to get something off my chest. What the fuck is up with you dumbasses driving your e-bikes on the sidewalks? Do you not see all the pedestrians walking here?

This is for walking, not driving.

I get it; the roads are crowded, and traffic is awful. But taking your bike onto the sidewalk is not only illegal, it's incredibly dangerous and annoying. How would you feel if a giant e-bike came barreling down the path towards you at top speed? Not so great, I'm sure.

The other day, some idiot in a business suit almost ran me over while checking WeChat. And don't even get me started on the food delivery guys. You're in such a hurry to get that half-cold KFC to someone you'd mow down a small child, wouldn't you?

Have you no shame? No consideration for others? Do you just not care that you're breaking the law and ruining sidewalks for people out for a leisurely stroll or jog? This is how accidents happen; people get hurt. And then you'll cry to the traffic police about how it wasn't your fault.

And to add insult to injury, a separate lane exists for e-bikes and regular bikes, but you idiots don't even use it! Why pay tax for dedicated infrastructure if you're just going to ignore it?

I'm telling you now, one of these days, when you come flying up behind me, I'm going to "accidentally" stick my leg out and take you and your illegal e-bike down. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Get your electric death machines off the sidewalk before someone gets seriously injured. The roads are for driving. Sidewalks are for walking. It's really not that complicated.

Exhausted and annoyed,
Fed up pedestrian in China

image: flork.