In a recent effort on the administration’s part to pacify angry cyclists at UC Irvine, a town hall meeting was called in hopes of improving communication between students, faculty and administration, but ultimately leaving relations as sour as they started.
The Department of Parking and Transportation may also find some new enemies with one particular new policy discussed at the meeting. Designed to protect the new bike lane painted this week in Aldrich Park for cyclists, pedestrians will now be cited with a $25 ticket for walking in the bike lane.
‘You mean, you are going to give tickets to people for walking?’ asked one student. ‘That’s ridiculous.’
Despite the new policy’s aim to help cyclists, the audience